As a doorway to the world, Trinity's World Languages department leads students to a place of global understanding well beyond their everyday experience. The mission of Trinity’s World Language department is to cultivate inquisitive learners of language and culture in a diverse and changing world. By creating a language learning environment that encourages cultural understanding, the department also aims to allow students to see their place in the world through the eyes of a variety of world cultures. Over the course of a student’s language education at Trinity, our teachers strive to develop critical thinking skills that aid in proficiency, collaborative learning, and cultural competence. A Trinity World Language student is open-minded, reflective, and empathetic toward other cultures, as well as toward their own. In addition, Trinity works to reinforce skills useful across the curriculum: an understanding of composition, grammar, and an appreciation of the origins of words and language.
All students must complete level three of a language and be engaged in language studies for at least three years. Scroll down for course sequence.
The prerequisite for all honors level and IB SL classes is a minimum grade of A- in a standard level course or a B in an honors level course the previous year. In addition, a teacher recommendation from the previous teacher is required. A recommendation for honors work and IB courses takes into account a student's initiative, enthusiasm, work ethic, and critical thinking ability.