World Languages Department
As nations become increasingly interdependent, the need for effective communication and sensitivity to foreign cultures becomes increasingly important. Language study opens doors to new cultures, thereby enhancing the student’s education in a multitude of areas – including fine arts, history, geography, gastronomy and sociology. Through Pius XI’s World Languages program, students learn to think bi-culturally from both their own perspectives and that of the region being studied. Students develop language proficiency, cultural knowledge and sensitivity, and a desire to seek first-hand experiences in an effort to become global citizens.
“Expand your horizons by taking advantage of our Traveling Abroad (with homestays) and Class Trips. Both are great ways to practice language skills and experience the cultural differences within our global world.”
The World Languages Program is Designed to:
- Give students the skills for proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing an acquired language.
- Foster cultural awareness, understanding, and appreciation.
- Identify connections between the native language and the acquired language with the goal of a deeper understanding of the mechanics of both languages.
- Be taken all four years for language proficiency.
- French 1
- French 2
- French 3
- French 4
- Spanish 1
- Spanish 2
- Spanish 3
- Spanish 4
- Spanish for Second Language Learners
- Spanish for Heritage Speakers
- AP Spanish