EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When East Brunswick Public School students start 6th Grade, they can choose from five languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. In order to help students decide, the World Language team welcomed current fifth graders and families to Hammarskjold Middle School at the district's annual World Language Expo.
On December 6, 2019, students explored music, dance, games and cuisine representative of each of these cultures. Selecting a language and continuing its study through senior year helps prepare a student to seek the State of New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy. The State Department of Education awards this distinction to students who demonstrate a strong proficiency in a world language and meet English graduation requirements.
The East Brunswick Public Schools has expressed thanks to the EBEA for a PRIDE grant that helped to enhance this event.