Hempfield High School World Languages Department

  • Chinese

    • Levels I, II, III, IV
    • Chinese Culture & Civilization


    • Levels I, II, III, IV, AP
    • French Culture through Film


    • Levels I, II, III, IV, AP
    • German Culture & History through Film


    • Levels I, II, III, IV, AP
    • Spanish Film, Adventures in Latin America, Career Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Benefits of Learning a Language

  • Connecting with other people and cultures

    The most rewarding aspect of learning another language is the ability to connect with other people, cultures, and communities!

    Advancing your career

    Employees are seeking professionals who can communicate effectively with customers in new and expanding overseas markets, as well as serving speakers of other languages close to home! There are also opportunities for studying or working abroad.

    Brain Boost

    People who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, heightened ability to multitask, and better listening skills.

    Become a Polyglot

    Research shows learning another language improves the ability to pick up additional languages.

    Gain Perspective

    Learning another language provides an insight to the products, practices, and perspectives of other cultures. It gives us a new understanding of what it means to be human.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

  • Distinguished

    Can reflect on a wide range of global issues and highly abstract concepts, use persuasive hypothetical discourse, and tailor language to a variety of audiences.


    Can support opinion, hypothesize, discuss topics concretely and abstractly, and handle a linguistically unfamiliar situation.


    Can narrate and describe in all major time frames and handle a situation with a complication.


    Can create language, ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics, and handle a simple situation or transaction.


    Can communicate with formulaic and rote utterances, lists and phrases.

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