What we believe . . .
Mission: The mission of the Foreign Language Department is to enable students to communicate effectively in another language and to develop life-long appreciation for various languages and cultures.
Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
Students of foreign language:
- Score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English
- Have access to great number of career possibilities
- Develop a deeper understanding of their own language and other cultures
- Are more creative and better at solving complex problems
Students that average 4 or more years of foreign language study scored higher on the verbal section of the SAT than those who had studied 4 or more years on any other subject area. (1992 report consistent with College Board profiles of previous years.)