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There is no better place to learn a world language than an international boarding school where a quarter of the students come from all over the world. The World Language Department offers courses in French, Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin Chinese. Students study the language, literature, culture, and history of various countries where these languages are spoken. Special events, like Global Awareness Day, where students teach classes on their cultures of origin, reinforce the lessons learned in the classroom. May Program often involves travel abroad and gives yet another opportunity to develop mastery of the languages students have studied in the classroom.
Through traditional teaching techniques, supplemented by audio-visual materials, engaging educational technology, and in-class exercises, students learn the basic skills required to listen, speak, read, and write in the world language they choose to study.