Welcome to the Elementary World Language Program (EWLP)!

Williamson County Schools is proud to offer K-5 Spanish and Chinese classes at many of our elementary schools. Click on the links below to find out more about the program.

Registration for the Spring 2016 semester will become available by the end of the day on Monday, November 30. See below for program dates and times.

Christina Gilliland
World Language Curriculum Specialist
1320 West Main, Ste 202
Franklin, TN 37064

Learn more about the program using the following links:

Our Elementary World Language Program is based on a FLEX model. FLEX programs aim to give students a foundation for world language study while introducing basic phrases and encouraging communication. Our WCS FLEX program will nurture speaking and listening skills while also helping students develop an appreciation of other cultures and customs. Not only will students learn in each of the language programs, they will have fun learning!

The purpose of the Elementary World Language Program is reflected in Student Programming Goal 2 of the WCS School Board’s Strategic Plan: “to develop and implement a world language curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in order to increase fluency in a foreign language.”

The goals of the WCS Elementary World Language Program are aligned with the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and the Tennessee Elementary Modern Language Standards K-5.

  1. Communicate in languages other than English
  2. Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
  3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
  4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
  5. Participate in Multicultural Communities at Home and around the World

The Spanish curriculum is Descubre el Español by Santillana which introduces students to the language through cultural adventures. The Chinese curriculum, My First Chinese Words by Better Chinese, introduces students to Mandarin Chinese.