World Languages – Global Understanding

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

DMPS offers more foreign language classes than any other school district 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 world languages offered by the district to elementary, middle and high school students, please visit the appropriate link in the menu to the right.

Curriculum - World Language & Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator

Samantha Finneseth
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321