The study of World Languages fosters an awareness of the intersection of language and culture as students develop the competence necessary to contribute to a global society with confidence and ease.
Linguistic proficiency and cultural sensitivity are the basic components of the world languages program. Students receive rigorous training in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through a comprehensive language study in Spanish and French, levels I-V. The study of an additional language not only develops insights into the features, processes, and craft of language, but also the concept of culture and the diverse ways of living, behaving, and viewing the world.
The outside world enters the classroom through French and Spanish news and cultural programs, which are accessed through the Internet. The World Languages Department takes pride in a faculty with a variety of international backgrounds and years of study and teaching in Europe and Latin America.
Students are required to take two years of the same language. Those entering Mercy with previous knowledge of Spanish or French need to take a placement test which will help determine their language level.
World Languages Courses:
Honors French III
Honors French IV
Honors French V
Honors Spanish IV
Honors Spanish V
*Honors sections offered