Hempfield High School World Languages Department

Language Offerings

  • Chinese

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

    French

    • Levels I, II, III, IV, AP

    German

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

    Latin

    • Levels I, II, LAtin Poetry, Latin Prose

    Spanish

    • Levels I, II, III, IV, AP
    • Spanish Life, Adventures in Latin America, Business 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 comunicate with cutomers and in new and expending overseas markets as well as serving speaking of other languages here! 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, 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 persausive hypothetical discourse, and tailo language to a variety of audiences.
    • Superior - Can support opinion, hypothesize, discuss topics concretely and abstractly, and handle a linguistically unfamiliar situation.
    • Advanced - Can narrate and describe in all major time frames and handle a situation with a complication.
    • Intermediate - Can create language, ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics, and handle a simple situation or transaction.
    • Novice - Can communicate with formulaic and rote utterances, lists and phrases.

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