The World Language Department of the Ellis School is committed to following the national standards for world language learning as applied to the teaching of French, Latin, and Spanish. Students learn to communicate by understanding and interpreting written and spoken language and by expressing themselves in a variety of ways. Students further their knowledge of other disciplines and develop insight into the nature of language in general. They demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the culture studied and their own.
By gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures, students are able to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.