World Language Education



    Exposure to new languages and cultures benefits all learners. Research shows that language learning correlates to increased cognitive abilities, higher academic achievement in other disciplines, and the development of marketable attributes such as creativity, critical-thinking, flexibility, and problem-solving. Learning a new language builds confidence.  Language skills open doors to opportunities for studying abroad and can provide a competitive edge in the workplace.  Language is the premier gateway to other cultures and consequently a richer life experience.  


    In this increasingly complex, dynamic, and interconnected global society, the Ramsey World Language Curriculum prepares students to bring a valuable global competence to their future careers and life experiences. The focus of instruction is to provide a platform for students to demonstrate what they can do with their linguistic and cultural knowledge.  They are encouraged to make mistakes, improvise, and take risks as they build proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the target language. They gain opportunities to navigate cultural differences, respect unfamiliar viewpoints, and appreciate the ability to learn and work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. As such, students become actively aware that they are a small part of much larger world.





    Languages and Levels Offered
    Chinese Levels 1-4
    French Levels 1-5 AP
    German Levels 1-5 AP
    Latin Levels 1-4 AP
    Spanish Levels 1-5 AP
    Spanish Levels 1 Modified and 2 Modified


  • World Language Honor Society

    Ramsey High School introduced its World Language Honor Society in 2004. Each language group has a national honor society which seeks to promote the appreciation of its culture and to further the study of the target language. Elements of each of the current three national honor societies have been synthesized to create a unified language honor society and induction ceremony. Our World Language Honor Society recognizes students in our Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Chinese programs.

    Inductees must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA in the target language of 3.75.

    Students are eligible for induction after 3 years of language study and the induction ceremony takes place in the fall of each school year. Officers are elected after the fall induction ceremony. The advisor for the Honor Society is Ms. Kristen Cafiero.