World Languages

The department of world languages seeks to deepen students' appreciation of world cultures and develop students' proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing a foreign language.  Such proficiency has become increasingly important as our world community shrinks through advances in communications and transportation technologies.

The small class sizes at Harrisburg Academy give students in modern language classes an exceptional opportunity to speak the target languages every day, with constant feedback from one another and the teacher. Students are first exposed to Spanish in preschool (Junior Kindergarten, specifically), and they continue expanding their knowledge of Spanish throughout their elementary school years in our Lower School.  Beginning in Middle School, students gain a deeper understanding of the English language through the study of Latin, as they continue to improve their communication skills in Spanish and/or French.  Those who choose to continue their language study after graduation will find that the successful completion of the world languages curriculum has given them a solid preparation for study in college or abroad.

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