World Languages

Welcome to the SMHS
World Languages Department

ASL French Chinese Spanish

Vision Statement:

The SMHS World Languages department aspires to cultivate a deep appreciation of the diversity of languages and cultures in our students, broadening students’ perspectives and empowering them with biliteracy skills.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the SMHS World Languages department is to support students in their acquisition of target languages by providing authentic language opportunities for them to develop the three modes of communication (interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal).

The language courses we currently offer are: 

World Flags

     - Spanish - Levels 1- 3/3 Honors, AP Language, AP Spanish Literature

     - Spanish for Spanish Speakers - Levels 1 & 2

     - French - Levels 1-3/3 Honors
  
     - Mandarin Chinese - Levels 1-3

     - American Sign Language (ASL) - Levels 1-3

SMHS is working to expand its second language offerings.

Many SMHS students elect to study one language for several years, then start their study of a second world language. We encourage language exploration and promote cultural awareness through our study programs.

SMHS WL Pathways
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Click here to download full Pathways document.

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