World Languages Courses
The Overland-Prairie World Languages Department offers a wide selection of courses designed to advance the interests and abilities of all students. Students learn to
communicate in one of the four languages our department offers and are empowered to apply academic skills in their course work. It is the Campus’ expectation that
students will be prepared for college and the workforce. Students gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures, connect with other disciplines within the school,
gain insight into the nature of language and culture, and participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Our department’s ultimate goal is to
enable students to know how, when, and why to say what to whom, as stated in the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning.
The French, Spanish, and Chinese programs include four levels of instruction in addition to Advanced Placement classes. Spanish also offers a course for heritage
language learners to meet the needs of Overland High School’s international student body for those students who are already proficient in Spanish. Our Arabic program
currently offers levels 1, 2 and 3.