The goal of World Language study is to provide students with the opportunity to develop communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in another language. A logical learning sequence is provided so that teachers may help the students learn to build to the most important language skills of improvisation and free communication. It is also the intent of the World Language Department to provide occasions for observing other cultures.
Courses are offered in French and Spanish. A student should maintain a "C" average in order to continue to the next level. Since knowledge of a second language and the ability to communicate effectively in that language develop over a long period of time, it is highly recommended that a student complete the fourth or fifth year of studying the chosen language.