About our world languages programs

The World Languages Program prepares students linguistically and culturally to live and work harmoniously in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Research shows that language learning supports academic achievement and provide cognitive benefits to students.


Please contact your school if you have questions about the curriculum or your child’s progress. There are many opportunities for parent involvement.


ASD Language Immersion Programs 2017


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Locate world languages program schools. Search for an address using the location box.

SchoolSchool TypePhonePrincipalGrade/age

Alaska Native Cultural Charter School

Charter, WorldLang, PreK 907-742-1370

Bongi Agerter


Aquarian Charter School

Charter, WorldLang 907-742-4900

Lucas Saltzman


Chugiak Elementary School

Elementary, WorldLang 907-742-3400

Sarah Alvarez


Chugiak High School

High, SecAlt, WorldLang 907-742-3050

Megan Hatswell


Dimond High School

High, WorldLang, CTE 907-742-7000

Tina Johnson-Harris


Government Hill Elementary School

Elementary, WorldLang 907-742-5000

Mandy Clark


Mears Middle School

Middle, WorldLang 907-742-6400

Michael Perkins


Mirror Lake Middle School

Middle, WorldLang 907-742-3500

Alexandra Hagler


Rilke Schule German Charter School of Arts & Sciences

Charter, WorldLang 907-742-0900

Christopher Barr


Romig Middle School

Middle, SecAlt, WorldLang, Qual 907-742-5200

Carrie Sumner


Sand Lake Elementary School

Elementary, WorldLang 907-243-2161

Linson Thompson


Scenic Park Elementary School

Elementary, WorldLang 907-742-1650

Jennifer Schmitz


Turnagain Elementary School

Elementary, WorldLang 907-742-7200

Carissa Cote


West High School

High, SecAlt, WorldLang, Qual 907-742-2500

Sven Gustafson


Winterberry Charter School

Charter, WorldLang 907-742-0139

Eric Andersen




Types of world languages programs


Partial immersion

Partial immersion language programs provide a total language experience in a multicultural setting for students whose parents would like them to have the advantage of becoming proficient in two languages – English and a second language – by the time they complete the kindergarten through grade six sequence of the program.‌



In a traditional Foreign Language in the Elementary School model, the focus is on language and culture, unlike immersion where the focus is content (i.e. science) taught through the language. Students receive lessons in language and culture one to two times per week.


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