RHAM World Language Department
The World Language Department offers two modern languages: French and Spanish, and one classical language: Latin. Knowledge and understanding of a world language promotes an appreciation of people and their cultures. In-depth study of a world language equips students with the tools necessary to communicate and problem solve effectively in life and in a global society. The modern languages stress proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and help students gain an appreciation of different cultures. In Latin the emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition, grammar, translation, literary analysis, and appreciating classical literature and culture. It is recommended that students study at least three years of the same language. However, the opportunity is also available for students to explore a second or third language.
UCONN/AP Spanish V
UCONN French IV
UCONN/AP French V
UCONN Latin IV
UCONN/AP Latin V
UConn Early College Experience (UConn ECE) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows motivated high school students to take UConn courses at their high schools for both high school and college credit. Every course taken through UConn ECE is equivalent to the same course at the University of Connecticut. Students benefit by taking college courses in a setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning. The University of Connecticut certifies high school teachers to serve as UConn ECE Instructors and teach UConn courses.
AP French: This course develops French language skills and teaches about the cultures in French-speaking parts of the world. Practice includes communicating in French and studying real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.
AP Latin: This course reads and analyzes Latin literature while exploring ancient Roman history and culture. Students will translate passages from the writings of Vergil and Caesar and examine them through class discussions, debates, and presentations.
AP Spanish: This course develops Spanish language skills and teaches about the cultures in Spanish-speaking parts of the world. Practice includes communicating in Spanish and studying real-life materials such as newspaper articles, films, music, and books.
World Language Honor Societies
World Language Honor Society inductions show prospective colleges and employers that a student values high academic achievement and has maintained proper citizenship. Colleges especially value language honor society induction because they are eager to accept students who challenge themselves in meaningful courses and who succeed.
Spanish Honor Society: Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
French Honor Society: Société Honoraire de Français
The Société Honoraire de Français is an honor society for high school students enrolled in French, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
Latin Honor Society: National Junior Classical League
The NJCL Latin Honor Society is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Latin, sponsored by the American Classical League.
Spanish Exchange Program
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is an American organization aiming to improve and expand the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.
"Knowledge of languages is a doorway to wisdom." -Roger Bacon
What does research show about the benefits of learning languages?
Three major areas have been identified:
Employers of Foreign Language Majors
International Political Organizations, Embassies, and Consultants
Import/Export Companies & International Banks
Government - CIA, Defense Dept., Peace Corps,
Dept. of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization
International Student Programs
Corporate Programs for Transfer Students
Industry - Hospitality, Restaurants & Hotels, Health Care Services, Pharmaceutical Companies
Airlines, Cruise Lines, Railroads