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Essex High School - World Languages

EHS students are required to complete one year of a World Language in order to graduate. Currently most colleges and universities require or highly recommend a multi-year, same-language sequence of study for admission. Consequently many EHS students take multiple years of one or more languages. The languages offered at EHS are French, Spanish, and Japanese. EHS World Languages courses focus on interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive communication through literature, music, film, media, and the study of cultures related to the target languages. Students are encouraged to participate in linguistic and cultural exchanges. Students with pre-existing language skills may contact the World Languages office to schedule an appointment with a teacher of that language to discuss proper level of placement for the student.