Welcome to the World Languages Department!
iBienvenidos al departamento de lenguas del mundo!
Bienvenue au département de langues mondiales!


The World Languages Department at JDCHS is committed to preparing students linguistically and culturally in a diverse global society.  Our primary goal is to help our students explore their God-given talent through the commitment to learning a world language and personally grow in knowledge and tolerance.  As stated in the Utah World Languages Core Standards: "The need for language competence in a global society touches every sector of life. From career preparation in an international workforce to citizen diplomacy and national defense to one’s role in a social or virtual community, communication across cultures is key. Learners today must have the language proficiency to communicate with global audiences, the insight into the cultural perspectives that shape those audiences, and the ability to behave appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts." To comply with that mission and to incorporate it into our program at Juan Diego Catholic High School we will foster the following: 
  • Acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through interpretive (reading, listening, viewing), interpersonal (speaking and listening, reading and writing) and presentational (writing, speaking and visual representation) communication.


  • Respect for, acceptance and appreciation of the diverse nature of our world with regard to other ways of thinking, living and speaking and how those tie to language, culture, and religious practices.


  • Greater understanding of the role of Catholicism and the Catholic Church with respect to the language via exposure to religious and ethnic traditions.