The goals of the World Language Department are to help the student communicate in a second language as well as appreciate different cultural backgrounds and values, and to encourage the student to understand different perspectives, however different from her own.
To develop novice to advanced language skills as tools of communication.
To apply the structural elements of the language using various methods.
To compare the customs, cultures, and histories of global communities.
To foster open-mindedness as global citizens.
Each student is required to take two consecutive years of the same world language, regardless of level of entry. She may choose from French, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish.