"A man who speaks two languages is worth two men."“L’homme qui sait deux langues en vaut deux.”“Homo qui scit duas linguas est dignus duobus hominibus.”“Una persona que habla dos idiomas, vale por dos.”In order to prepare our students for the global society in the 21st century, the World Language and Culture Division of the Department of Instruction affords students from middle through high school the opportunity to study an array of foreign languages.
The secondary world language program begins in grade 7. Over sixty percent of grade 7 and more than eighty percent of grade 8 students are currently enrolled in high school foreign language classes. Choices of languages include French, German, Latin, Spanish or Spanish for Fluent Speakers. Throughout high school, students may continue the study of these languages to the Advanced Placement Level or begin a three-year program of American Sign Language. Through these programs, the LCPS World Language and Culture Office provides the skills and preparation for students to have a broad understanding of the world, proficiency in other languages, and knowledge of other cultures.