World Languages

World Language Department

Learning Languages guides students towards developing competence in communicating effectively, interacting with cultural differences, and participating in multilingual communities at home and around the world. (ACTFL.org 2018)
To arrive at these goals, at least a two year preparation in a world language is considered essential to a basic college preparatory high school program. Students who plan to attend competitive colleges should study a modern or classical language for three or four consecutive years. The World Language Department recommends that students who are considering taking first year language be enrolled in at least ENR level English classes. Language students continuing onto the next level must have successfully completed the previous level. A teacher recommendation is also recommended. As language study is sequential in nature, courses should be taken as close together as possible.

SHS World Language Department offers courses in:

  • French

  • Latin

  • Spanish

For description of World Language Classes available, please go to the Program of Studies

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