World Language

World Languages. Global Understanding.

Des Moines Public Schools seeks to equip students linguistically and culturally to communicate in a diverse society and globalized world. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop and maintain proficiency in a language other than their native language.

DMPS offers more foreign language classes than anywhere else in Iowa. World language options include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. All of our courses are based on national standards set forth by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

For an overview of the world languages offered to elementary, middle and high school students please visit the appropriate link in the menu to the right.

Curriculum – World Languages

Mindy Euken

Address: 1912 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8504 | E: