World Language Department

Department Philosophy

In a rapidly-globalizing world, there is a greater need for the understanding and comprehension of languages and cultures different than our own. The World Languages Department seeks to create students who are aware of the international world and open to new cultures and experiences. This is done through a variety of language courses and levels; we hope students can engage world languages in a manner both challenging and eye-opening. 

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JHS students on an immersion trip in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Course Offerings

  • Spanish, French, Chinese I
  • Spanish, French, Chinese II
  • Spanish III, French III
  • Spanish, French, Chinese III (H)
  • Spanish IV
  • Spanish, French, Chinese IV (H)
  • AP Spanish
  • AP French
  • AP Chinese
  • Spanish for Heritage/Bilingual Learners I and II

All courses level III and above may serve as electives for students who have met the 2-year graduation requirement.