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Help in Arabic and Russian: Community Resources

The World Language Program for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is seeking assistance from Prince William County (PWCS) residents who are native speakers of Arabic or Russian to provide consultation about authentic language and cultural resources in the DC metropolitan area especially, offer to be speakers and guest presenters on a special skill or talent, help serve as chaperones for field trips, and/or be a co-teacher for a federal STARTALK grant just awarded to PWCS by the National Security Agency (NSA). The funding will support a summer camp program in 2023 and pre- and post-camp activities that build interest in the study of critical languages, such as Arabic and Russian. If you can offer assistance, please contact Betsy Campagna, supervisor of world languages, at campagbg@pwcs.edu.

Vision Statement

Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Prince William County Schools (PWCS) will educate students to communicate both linguistically and culturally in our own multicultural society and abroad. Knowledge of more than one language and culture enables students to do the following:

  • Communicate with people of other cultures.
  • Develop insight into their own language and culture.
  • Expand their world view.
  • Develop appreciation, sensitivity, and respect for all people.
  • Access authentic sources of information directly.
  • Participate more fully in the global community and marketplace.

Mission Statement

To provide world-class, rigorous, and engaging World Language instruction in accordance with PWCS and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) standards that prepare all students to be responsible global citizens.

The study of world languages enables students to acquire the communicative skills and perspectives necessary to be an active member of our multicultural society and to gain a sense of belonging to the global community.

Given that language study encompasses literature, geography, history, science, math, the arts, and the use of technology, students gain interdisciplinary perspectives as well as intercultural understanding, our goal is to create lifelong learners who develop and maintain proficiency in more than one language.

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World Languages Central Office Staff

Betsy Campagna, Supervisor

Viviana Quiceno, Coordinator

Karen Fulton, Administrative Assistant
Fax: 703-831-8771