120 E. Washington, Derby, KS 67037 | Phone: 316-788-8400

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World Languages


Middle School offers two foreign language introductory courses. Seventh grade students may enroll in Foreign Language Experience (FLEX), a cultural exploratory course designed to encourage young students to pursue language study. Eighth grade students may take a beginning Spanish course.
High School students have the opportunity to study Spanish, and German in four different levels. Level 3 and 4 courses are Honors courses. Two levels of American Sign Language are also offered at DHS.

DHS World Language Course Descriptions
DHS World Language Fact Sheet
DHS World Language Flow Chart 

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The district curriculum is based on the Kansas Model Standards for World Languages, adopted July 2008. These standards are aligned to the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The standards in the scope and sequence include the Five C's: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Acquisition of a second language is a long-term process and may begin at any grade level. The use of the terms novice, intermediate, and advanced stages indicate general proficiency and performance levels. 

More information about world languages can be found on the KSDE World Language website page.   

If you have questions regarding World Languages, you may contact :

Keri Haberer
DHS World Language Department Chair
(316) 788-8500

Robin Folkerts
Instructional Coordinator
(316) 788-843

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