Avenues Language Scale
At Avenues, our goal is to graduate students who become worldwise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve global-scale problems. Second language instruction is integral to achieving this goal. Guided by the most current research on language acquisition and evidence showing the significant social and cognitive benefits of learning a second language, we have created the Avenues Language Scale. The Scale links to the Avenues World Elements, and articulates unified learning outcomes for all languages across four dimensions: Reading, Writing, Oration, and Discussion. Outcomes are mastered through a task-based language curriculum that emphasizes practical skill development based on real-world scenarios, and that considers emerging language technologies like real-time translators. The result is one of the most advanced language-learning programs in the world.