High School World Languages

Students examine a variety of languages in an exploratory course and may take credited classes in French, Latin, German, and/or Spanish (based on enrollment and qualified personnel) in the middle school years. In addition to communicative skills, they learn about the culture of the people who speak the language. 

Students are encouraged to become proficient in at least one language other than English by the time they graduate from high school. This skill assists in functioning in a more global society, both within the United States and abroad.

The high school world language program offers:

Instruction in: 

  • French, German, and Spanish
  • The classical languages of Latin and Ancient Greek
  • American Sign Language

Opportunities for students to study at the Advanced Placement and honors levels in French, German, Latin and Spanish

International Baccalaureate classes in French, Latin and Spanish


Jill Williams
Administrative Assistant

(301) 644-5133

Dr. T. DeWayne Cash
Curriculum Specialist, World Languages

(301) 644-5133


Essential Curriculum

Duolingo.com for vocabulary, grammar, sentence, and translation practice for various languages

Memrise.com for vocabulary/phrase practice for various languages

Tarheelreader.org for free, easy-to-read books at the novicel level in various languages

Aslpro.com for an online dictionary of signs/phrases in ASL

BBC Languages for practice, phrases, grammar, slang, TV, radio, and footage from countries that speak the language