powerspeaK12 is part of the Middlebury Interactive Languages family of products.
Are powerspeaK12 courses credit-bearing?
No, however, students can and should discuss with their school counselor/mentor the options of receiving placement consideration and or/credit from their school if they successfully complete the courses.
Middlebury Interactive Languages takes pride in the academic rigor and integrity of our courses, instruction and professional development offerings. To ensure that we maintain—and continually improve on—this level of academic excellence, we align our courses with the standards of the leading world language and digital learning organizations (ACTFL and iNACOL).
We also strive to align our courses with the state standards in the states we serve, as well as federal Common Core standards. Additionally, we are working with Johns Hopkins University to conduct a third-party assessment on the efficacy of our instructional materials and approach.
Meets ACTFL Standards
powerspeaK¹² courses are designed to meet the National Standards outlined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). ACTFL is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the United States. ACTFL and its affiliated organizations represent the educators who are committed to building language proficiency from Kindergarten students through adult learners. They provide advocacy, professional development opportunities, resources. and opportunities for members to interact and share ideas and experiences.
For more information, please visit the ACTFL website.
What People are saying
"I have so many wonderful things to say about the powerspeaK¹² program that I can’t pick just a few... This is not a 'quick fix' to learn German. It does take time and effort. But the best thing about this program is, it's fun. It's not intimidating or frustrating. Being a home-school mom, I've learned that the best curriculums are the ones that are enjoyed. They need to be challenging, not frustrating. That's what I've found with powerspeaK¹²... When we're on 'summer break' and the kids ask to do German, I've definitely found something they enjoy."
- Mrs. Tammy Lentz