200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

PHONE: 412-366-2100

Chairperson: Marcie Good
Building: NASH
Phone: (724) 934-7273
We at North Allegheny believe that a World Language Program should foster and support the students' recognition of the world as a global society comprised of diverse languages and cultures. North Allegheny also responds to the very practical need of its students to be prepared for higher learning at the college/university level and beyond. Therefore, a successful World Language Program will enable students to develop self-awareness and insight into cultural differences while acquiring the necessary skills to communicate in a language other than their own.

The following are important components of an effective and successful program:

Communication: comprehending what is read and heard and being understood
when one speaks and writes

Culture: appreciating the culture of the people who speak the language today and of
those who spoke the language in the past

Connections: acquiring and reinforcing knowledge of other disciplines through study of
the target language

Comparisons: relating the study of the target language to the student's own language and

Communities: cultivating responsible and productive citizens of the world

Critical Thinking: developing the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information