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World Language Department


World Language Department




The World Languages Program at John Hancock College Prep seeks to promote linguistic and cultural literacy while cultivating a life-long appreciation and enthusiasm for languages and their cultures. The study of world languages is an interdisciplinary pursuit which intrinsically helps students view issues from a global perspective. By learning new languages, students develop an awareness for other viewpoints and get a deeper understanding of their own culture and the world at large.  





In alignment with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, John Hancock College Prep’s World Languages program prepares students to become competent users of another language, able to apply their language skills and cultural knowledge to participate in multilingual communities and to become successful and responsible citizens in a diverse, ever-changing world. Through completing our coursework with its emphasis on real-life, practical experiences, our students will be better able to:

  • communicate effectively in more than one language in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes
  • make connections with other disciplines by applying learning from language classes to relevant situations in other classes
  • use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own
  • demonstrate cultural awareness based on understanding of and respect for other cultures, past and present


World Languages Program Course Offerings:



French I Honors.

French II Honors

French III Honors

Dual Enrollment French 101/102



Spanish I Honors

Spanish II Honors

Spanish III Honors

Dual Credit Spanish 101/102

Spanish Speakers I Honors

Spanish Speakers II Honors

AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Spanish Literature and Culture


Education & Career Connections

World Language study:

  • Enhances cognitive skills such as problem-solving, analysis, listening and memory.
  • Improves skills and grades in math and English and on the SAT and GRE.
  • Provides a competitive edge in career choices and enhances marketable skills in the global economy--Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade.
  • Opens doors for  careers in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, and more.