The Foreign Language Department at Benedictine broadens the ability of its students to communicate in a diverse world. Students also develop a strong appreciation and understanding for other cultures and backgrounds, while concentrating on the abilities to speak and understand in each language
Benedictine offers four levels of courses in Spanish and Latin, as well a Latin AP course. Courses in modern foreign languages stress oral and written communication while exploring the cultural heritage of Hispanic and Latino countries where those languages are spoken. Courses in Latin acquaint students with Roman history, literature and laws as they help build vocabulary and translation skills.
Students must successfully complete the third level of one language, or two years of each language as a minimum to fulfill their graduation requirements. Initial placement is decided by means of a summer placement exam.