The World Language Department at Bishop Feehan High School endeavors to provide our students with a comprehensive grasp of the target language, its history and culture. Courses are designed to foster understanding of linguistic and cultural diversity, while incorporating world geography and current events to help broaden students’ world view and promote respect for cultural practices in a Christian manner. Technology integration skills, as well as the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are reinforced in conjunction with a state-of-the-art digital language laboratory.
Three consecutive years of a modern language are required for graduation.
The World Languages Department offers the following courses at a variety of levels:
- French I to V - *Advanced Placement offered
- Spanish I to V - *Advanced Placement offered
- Latin I and II
- Online Independent Study in American Sign Language
- Mandarin Chinese I to IV
National Honor Societies:
We proudly nominate our students in national honor societies. These organizations encourage participation in community service and cultural projects as well as social events and activities. In addition, they invite entry into national contests which promote language learning and offer opportunities for scholarships.
- French Honor Society
- Latin Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- Chinese Honor Society
National Language Exams and Scholarship Opportunities:
- Le Grand Concours—The National French Contest
- The National Spanish Exam
World Language Department students and teachers have created and staffed programs in which students collaborate at local elementary and middle schools in order to enhance language acquisition and cultural awareness.
- ASL Club
- Tres C Conversation Club
- Chinese Culture Club