As quoted from the Massachusetts Foreign Language Frameworks: “Language learning is never just about words. Language is the medium in which human beings think and by which they express what they have thought. The study of language—any language— is therefore the study of everything that pertains to human nature, as humans understand it.” Therefore, when a student enrolls in a World Language course, he or she is able to view the world with a broader mindset. The study of language and culture allows students to appreciate the rich diversity of the world in which they live and will work.
Students must earn a minimum of 10 credits in the same World Language in order to fulfill college admissions requirements. However, it is strongly recommended if a student is planning on attending college, that the student continue to study the same language for all four years of high school.
Students who intend to pursue a language related career should study an additional language.