Languages & Cultures


The mission of the language and cultures program is to provide students with an intensive language-learning environment that promotes bilingualism and cultural literacy. Our students will become global citizens, gaining authentic skills to communicate and navigate in the real world.

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Languages & Culture Program

Achieve offers every student either Spanish or Hmong language class. Students attend Language class every other day, rotating with Music and Physical Education. Our school is a unique place because so many of our students come from a multilingual background! We strive to learn from each other and create a positive community. Our aim is to provide quality instruction for students of every level.


The three major student goals of our team are the following:


  1. Working to become bilingual learners.

  2. Respecting the strengths of all cultures.

  3. Being an active part of our vibrant community.

World Languages Standards

The national standards include:

Communication: Students converse, listen, read, write, and speak.

Cultures: Students understand traditions, beliefs, experiences, and accomplishments of the culture studied.

Connections: Students connect their learning to different subjects and world perspectives.

Comparisons: Students compare different languages and cultures.

Communities: Students interact and collaborate with the community as lifelong learners.

Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to THINK about things.

Flora Lewis

Language and Culture Staff

Chria Vang

Hmong Language and Culture Teacher



My favorite color is coral. In my free time, I like to take my siblings on adventures to new parks and lakes around the Twin Cities. My favorite pass time activity is watching the sun set from my balcony.

Erlyn Reyes

Spanish Language and Culture