"Second Language Acquisition research has shown that learners need as much exposure as possible to the target language for acquisition to occur. Learners need to be actively engaged with the target language. Just like learning to ride a bike or any other important skill, learning is best achieved by doing. For many learners, the precious minutes in our classrooms are the only opportunity in their day to experience the target language. We must maximize this exposure by providing a language-rich environment that prepares them for success in the real-world. Likewise, if the goal is for learners to have the proficiency to survive and thrive in the target culture, whether it be in our neighborhoods or across the ocean, then authentic target language experiences and materials must be provided."
(ACTFL)

The Mount Olive High School World Languages Department is dedicated to enriching our students' comprehensive high school experience. Through the purposeful use of the target language in the classroom and exposure to all facets of language acquisition, students should leave their world languages program with functional fluency. We believe that students should not be taught grammar and vocabulary in isolation, but that these skills should be embedded into authentic, genuine, and engaging lessons that promote fluency and comprehension. Students will grow their global awareness through study of cultures, geography, and traditions.

"The sum of wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single one can express all the forms and degrees of human experience."

- Ezra Pound, The ABC's of Writing, 1934


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Sandshore Elementary School

Sandshore Elementary School
498 Sandshore Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4003

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Mountain View Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School
118 Cloverhill Drive
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2201

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Chester M. Stephens Elementary School

Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
99 Sunset Drive
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4002

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Tinc Road School

Tinc Road School
24 Tinc Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2203

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Mt. Olive Middle School

Mt. Olive Middle School
160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4006

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Mt. Olive High School

Mt. Olive High School
18 Corey Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2208

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