The goals of the World Language Department are to help the student communicate in a second language, engage with different cultural backgrounds and values, and encourage the student to understand different perspectives, however different from her own.
- Students will develop novice to advanced language skills as tools of communication.
- Students will apply the structural elements of the language using various methods.
- Students will compare the customs, cultures, and histories of global communities.
- Students will develop open-mindedness and cultural competency as global citizens.
Each student is required to take two consecutive years of the same world language, regardless of entry level. Students may choose from French, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. Students are allowed to do additional coursework in other languages as long as the student has met the above requirement.
The following co-curricular activities are available in this discipline.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Mandarin Chinese Honor Society
Societe Honoraire Francaise
global education scholar program
This signifies this student has completed a rigorous course of study in the Global Education curriculum, as well as completed all of the additional requirements to become a Global Education Scholar during her time at St. Joseph’s Academy. This is a program every student at St. Joseph’s Academy has the opportunity to apply for during her freshman or sophomore year of studies with the initial launch open to teacher recommended juniors.