World Language Department
World language courses are a requirement for entrance into most colleges and universities.
In French and Spanish classes, homework, practice, and assessments include the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as the culture studied in the course. French and Spanish are spoken in the classroom to introduce and practice oral patterns in the beginning levels and later as the language of communication.
Materials for French and Spanish classes may include textbooks, workbooks, literature, software, videos, the Internet, MP3 players, and other technology.
All classes labeled Pre-IB/IB include the prerequisite of acceptance into the Pre-International Baccalaureate Program.
Our Spanish & French classes are Interesting, Fun, Engaging, & Productive!
We speak, read, write, listen, create, produce, drill, chant, sing, watch, taste, experience, and learn a ton of language and culture over the course of our year-long classes!
What classes are offered?
Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP, and IB
New Course Offering - Spanish for Spanish Speakers:
Spanish for Spanish Speakers Information Letter
Spanish Club * French Club * Travel Abroad *International Week
Most colleges and universities require 2-4 years of consecutive second language classes.
- DU and Colorado College require 4 years at the high school level.
- CU Boulder requires 3 years at the high school level.
- CSU - 2 years
- UNC - 1 year
Why take higher levels?
You may receive a senior award as our Polyglot: It is for a student who has studied more than one World Language successfully and therefore has achieved fluency in both languages and has been in 2 higher-level classes such as 4 honors, AP and/or IB.
If you take advanced language courses, you are eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy on your diploma! This is a great accolade to include in college and job, applications. The seal of biliteracy will make you a more attractive candidate because it shows dedication, persistence, and follow-through.