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Why Study Languages


Course Offerings

  • French 1
  • French 2
  • French 3
  • French 4
     
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 4
  • Spanish AP
  • Native Speakers 1
  • Native Speakers 2

World Citizen

  • Gain appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
  • 407 million people speak Spanish.
  • 130 million people speak French.
  • French is the official language of the Olympics and the United Nations.
  • Spanish is the second most spoken language in the USA.

Cultural Celebrations

  • Take a field trip to Le Central French restaurant.
  • Enjoy authentic experiences with cultural “Food Days”!
  • Learn about cultural celebrations, such as the Day of the Dead, Posadas, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, Bastille Day.
  • Appreciate authentic cultural music and films.

 College Requirements

  • CU Boulder, among other four year colleges, requires three years of the same high school world language.
  • CSU in Fort Collins requires two years.
  • Most East Coast universities require four years.
  • Enhances your chances for entrance into Ivy League school.

 Higher Test Scores

  • Studies have shown that studying a world language improves test scores in all areas.
  • When learning a second language, it helps you understand your own language and enhances comprehension of grammar concepts.
  • Improves SAT and ACT scores.
  • Better performance on standardized tests
  • Improves possibilities for college