Modern Language Classes

Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese

At Otter Valley we offer Spanish language courses beginning in the 7th grade.  Students may take Spanish throughout their high school careers  .  Course descriptions and syllabi can be found under individual teacher classroom pages. 

Spanish courses at OV:

  • Spanish 1a
  • Spanish 1b
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 4- Latin American/Spanish Culture
  • Spanish 5- Latin American/Spanish Culture


French courses beginning at the basic intro level begin in 7th grade.  Students may pursue French all the way through 12th grade.  

French courses at OV:

  • French 1a
  • French 1b
  • French 2
  • French 3
  • French 4- French/Francophone Culture
  • French 5- French/Francophone Culture
Mandarin Chinese

New as of the 2015-16 school year- Mandarin Chinese!

Currently Mandarin 1 and 2 are offered at OV beginning in the 8th grade.   Courses may be taken by students in any grade level.  Mandarin 1 is a prerequisite of Mandarin 2.  

Mandarin courses at OV:
  • Mandarin 1
  • Mandarin 2
  • East Asian Studies- cross listed with Social Studies