World Language Program
The World Language Program at Irving School is an introduction to different languages and cultures. In these classes, students will learn basic communication vocabulary. The relaxed class environment will help students overcome their apprehension to speak a foreign language. Language skills will grow over years of instruction. For 2013-2014, the World Language Program offers 7 languages: Swahili, Greek, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. These classes run primarily during the lunch hours but may also be offered after school. The World Language Program is completely independent, funded solely by tuition paid by families of participating children. World Languages are sponsored by the PTO, endorsed by the School Board, and encouraged by the staff and principal of Irving School.