World Languages

Two girls pointing to a map of France on an interactive whiteboard

The world languages curriculum at the middle school and high school offers courses in both modern world languages (Spanish and French) and a classical world language (Latin). According to the Academic Standards for World Languages as proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, there are three areas that students should understand: communication, culture and community. While the basic areas are the same, the goals and purpose of learning a modern world language are different from learning a classical world language.