World Languages

Welcome!  The World Languages Department goal is to develop oral proficiency in the modern languages while instilling an awareness and appreciation of the cultures.

Modern Language Courses at all levels follow the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.  Also known as the 5 C's, the Standards Goal areas are: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. For more information, see the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.

Students must earn at least 3 credits in one foreign language to meet the graduation requirement.  It is recommended that students continue in higher level language courses. These upper level courses also satisfy the one-credit fine arts requirement.

There are many opportunities to participate in clubs, competitions, and travel.

Helpful World Language Links

World Language Information for the Class of 2024 

Welcome Letter

World Language Sequence of Courses

Level 4 vs. AP Language Comparison

World Language Programs Offered at TJHSST

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The division leader for World Language and Fine Arts is Szilvia Oszko |

The department administrator for World Languages is Shawn Frank |

World Languages Department Faculty