The world language curriculum at Lakehill Preparatory School is designed to help students develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing language skills in order to communicate in a foreign language and to understand the basic skills essential to the acquisition of a second language.
One of the main goals of the world language department is for students to have an opportunity to gain insight into other cultures through the window of language. Learning to communicate in a foreign language necessitates the use of higher order thinking skills and exposes foreign language students to the culture of the country or countries where the second language is spoken. Consequently, students develop an appreciation and tolerance for the similarities and differences between the cultures.
The Upper School World Language Program offers French I, II, III, and AP Language, and Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Language, and AP Literature. Two consecutive years of French or Spanish in the Upper School are required, and three years of the same language are strongly encouraged.