World Languages

Study a language—or two—at Chatham Hall and gain a highly coveted professional, social, and cultural asset in the global economy. If you choose to learn Spanish or French, you’ll be offered a solid foundation of grammar and vocabulary in both oral and written communication and will also study culture and history as part of our foreign language boarding school curriculum. If you opt for Latin, you’ll learn about language roots, cultural influences, and classical allusions as well as syntax, pronunciation, vocabulary, history, and literature.

Graduation requirements

3 credits of one language or 2 credits each of 2 languages

Courses Offered

Chinese

  • Chinese I – full year; 1 credit
  • Chinese II – full year; 1 credit
  • Chinese III – full year; 1 credit
  • Chinese IV/Advanced Placement – full year; 1 credit

French

  • French I – full year; 1 credit
  • French II – full year; 1 credit
  • French III – full year; 1 credit
  • French IV – full year; 1 credit
  • French V – full year; 1 credit
  • Advanced Placement French Language – full year; by application and permission of the Foreign Language Department and the Academic Dean; 1 credit

Latin

  • Latin I – full year; 1 credit
  • Latin II – full year; 1 credit
  • Latin III – full year; 1 credit
  • Latin IV: Latin Literature – full year; 1 credit
  • Advanced Placement Latin Literature – full year; 1 credit

Spanish

  • Spanish I – full year; 1 credit
  • Spanish II – full year; 1 credit
  • Spanish III – full year; 1 credit
  • Spanish IV – full year; 1 credit
  • Spanish V – full year; 1 credit
  • Advanced Placement Spanish Language – full year; by application and permission of the Foreign Language Department and the Academic Dean; 1 credit
  • Advanced Hispanic Literature – full year; 1 credit

Language Immersion

Home-stay Language Program – 2 weeks, summer; (additional fee); 1/3 credit