International Languages

The MLWGS International Language program is a college preparatory program with language proficiency and cultural understanding integrated throughout. The International Language faculty believes that language is culture, for it is through language that thoughts, attitudes, and ideas are expressed. Authentic international language experiences form an integral part of our program. The language program meets the individual needs of gifted students through a wide variety of teaching techniques that combine oral, aural, and written language. The emphasis is on successful communication.  Opportunities to develop and expand learning are present not only in the classroom but also through various department-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

Each student completes four years of one international language and two years of a second. Students may elect to complete additional years of study, either in the languages or in elective interdisciplinary courses offered by the faculty of the International Language Department.

Languages offered include:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish