World Languages

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The Academy’s World Languages Department empowers students to competently and confidently understand, speak, read and write their chosen language of study. The World Languages curriculum helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of different cultures, values, traditions and beliefs; recognize the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied; and become authentic and responsible global citizens.

The teaching of World Languages at the Academy revolves around the “5 C’s” – Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. Teaching strategies include oral presentations, question and answer sessions, songs and chants, guest speakers, and listening comprehension exercises. Technology is often utilized to extend beyond the physical walls, thus extending the virtual classroom, bringing studied languages and cultures to life.

To meet graduation requirements, students must complete two consecutive years of study in one World Languages, and study usually begins in grade eight or nine.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also offered.

Courses offered:

  • AP Chinese
  • AP Japanese
  • AP Spanish
  • Chinese I-V
  • Hawaiian I-V
  • Japanese I-V
  • Spanish I-V