The Foreign Language curriculum emphasizes authenticity, oral proficiency, and culturally appropriate cues in the functional use of the target language. Courses in the modern foreign languages develop all the basic skills—listening, speaking and intonation, reading, writing and punctuation. They provide students with an understanding and appreciation of what is authentically international and intercultural. Students acquire a working knowledge of essential grammatical structures and learn to speak and understand the language. The curriculum expects students to read and analyze critically and contextually.
The intensive study and true appreciation of another culture and its language is yet another strand in the school's overall aim to promote internationalism, to enhance global and community awareness and to foster mutual understanding at home and abroad.
Entering students may wish to continue studying a language begun at their previous schools. Placement will be determined by a test. Other students may begin a new language at this point in their education. To meet graduation requirements, students must complete the study of one language through the third year course or show proficiency at that level.
Courses in Foreign Languages
* Honors Spanish II
* Honors Spanish III
AP Spanish Language
Chinese *Courses offered based on students’ interest, readiness, enrollment, and demand