World Languages Department
Spanish (H) Spanish 2B
French 4(AP) Spanish 4
Goals & Philosophy
The philosophy of the World Languages Department at Jesuit High School reflects the general philosophy of our school. The Department has as its goal the development of “men for others” through a creative and vigorous world languages program that seeks to develop a better understanding of different languages, cultural backgrounds, and diverse value systems. It transposes the student into a global setting, thereby allowing the student to acquire a multi-cultural appreciation, communicate in another language, and develop intellectually.
The World Languages program emphasizes the development of the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. In the classical language division, the Department provides the student with the opportunity to recognize ancient cultural traditions and to discover vehicles of expression, in addition to a careful analysis of the Latin linguistic influence on the English language.
Through the student’s study of world languages, we seek to broaden his experience, enabling him to develop a global perspective. This linguistic and cultural development supports the progress toward becoming a man for others.