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World Languages

The mission of the World Language Department is to mentor and develop kind, responsible and empathetic global citizens by teaching our students languages and the cultures that accompany them in order to build bridges of communication, gain an understanding of our differences and celebrate what connects us all.

At CGPS we don’t treat World Languages as just vocabulary to be memorized and repeated. Cultural elements from each corresponding language are intertwined seamlessly, from our introductory rotations in the Middle School through our most advanced AP courses in the Preparatory School.

We use interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication with the living languages to provide real-world usage and exposition, as well as to align ourselves with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages of The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Our Latin students are part of a rich tradition that stretches over two and a half centuries to our School’s founding in 1764. Native, heritage and new speakers mingle to create an atmosphere of positive exploration, acquisition, and integration.

We believe deeply in our goal to not just teach grammar, but also to broaden each student’s horizon to help them see the world as a whole: aware, understanding and inspired.

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