World Languages

The World Languages Division provides instruction in Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. A four-year program is offered in all seven languages, as well as a fifth-year Advanced Placement level in French and Spanish. An Advanced Literature and Composition course is taught in Spanish for heritage speakers. The division also offers one-semester courses in Etymology and World Languages and Cultures. If needed, a special program in English Language Learning (ELL) is provided for qualifying students whose native language is not English.

The high school awards the Seal of Biliteracy to students who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. This is a national recognition that appears on a student's diploma and transcript. More information.

Claudia Sahagun
Division Head
Tel: (708) 434-3884