Hola, Bonjour, Kon'nichiwa, Salve! Welcome to the Modern and Classical Language Department.
In today's global society fluency in another language is a life advantage. Being able to communicate in a language other than one's own assists in developing responsible citizens of the world community, provides opportunities to appreciate and understand the diversity of other cultures, and provides expanded career opportunities.
The French, Japanese, Spanish and Latin Clubs provide students with opportunities to experience the foods and traditions of the cultures. The French Club celebrates French Week with French cuisine and music. The Japanese Club provides many opportunities to expose our students to the Japanese culture. Some examples would be a Master Sushi Chef preparing Japanese sushi, performance by the students of a Japanese fairy tale, and an immersion program for Japanese students studying English.
Students have also had the opportunity to travel to Japan to teach English to Japanese students. The Spanish Honor Society also hosts Hispanic Culture Week where foods from Spanish speaking countries are served with the added ambiance of Latin music. Students also have the opportunity to use their Spanish language while serving the Spanish-speaking communities of Los Angeles during the L.A. Immersion program.