World Language Program 

In an increasingly interconnected world, The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) World Language Program is dedicated to educate students to become competent and informed global citizens with proficiency in languages and critical insights into international cultures.

DJUSD believes that proficiency in a two or more languages is an important part of a 21st century skills toolkit and has significant benefits to individuals, families, communities and global society. From dual-immersion and Spanish immersion elementary and junior high programs to introductory and upper level Advanced Placement and literature courses, Davis Joint Unified World Language program offers a diverse and rich set of opportunities for student learning K-12. Our program incorporates a proficiency-based curriculum that enables students to use the world language in real contexts and contribute to a greater understanding of the human experience around the globe.

World Language programming is designed to enhance student’s education and cognitive development and contribute to respect for cultural diversity, intercultural competence, and applied language skills for our students’ personal and professional goals.

To find out more about our Immersion Programs please visit our page on Immersion

Languages Offered at Schools
Our district is proud to offer Language courses from Elementary  through High school.  Languages and sites are provided below. 

French
Emerson Jr. High
Holmes Jr. High
Harper Jr. High
Davis Senior High

Japanese
Emerson Jr. High
Holmes Jr. High
Harper Jr. High
Davis Senior High

Mandarin
Emerson Jr. High
Holmes Jr. High
Davis Senior High

Spanish
César Chávez Elementary
Montgomery Elementary
Emerson Jr. High
Holmes Jr. High
Harper Jr. High
Da Vinci Academy
Davis Senior High
California State Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

The California Seal of Biliteracy is an award given in recognition to seniors who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. 

The window to apply for the State Seal of Biliteracy for the 2018-19 school year will be during the month of November. Please check back for exact dates. 

More information and requirements can be found here.

Vea información sobre el Sello de Alfabetización de Idiomas aquí.

Immersion Programs
Please visit our Immersion page for more information on Spanish Immersion and Two-Way Bilingual Immersion programs. 
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Ricardo Perez
Director of English Learner, Immersion, and World Language Programs 

Maria Gonzalez 
Administrative Assistant 

Department Address
526 B Street Davis, CA 95616

Department Phone
(530) 757-5300 X 191