Rigorous Academics

World Language

The World Languages department is committed to preparing 21st century students to meet and interact with speakers of other cultures. Through the integration of second language skills and leveraging leading-edge technology, we bring our students in and beyond the classroom and offer opportunities for unique cultural experiences.

Experience World Languages at Mercy High School where:

  • Integration of skills occurs daily
  • Lessons are relevant
  • Communication reflects real life
  • Building community is an in-class activity
  • Learning is rigorous
  • Culture is embedded in the language learning
  • Websites/apps here and at home sharpen your learning

Levels I and II: American Sign Language, French, Spanish

Honors II Level Courses: French and Spanish

Levels III and IV: American Sign Language, French, Spanish

Honors Levels III and IV Courses: French and Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) Level Courses:
French and Spanish Language & Culture.

  • Enjoyment is part of the learning
  • Risk-taking builds self esteem
  • Learning a language is inter-disciplinary
  • You become active global citizens
  • AND where you can begin with ONE language
    study and graduate as a TRI-LINGUAL SCHOLAR!

Honor Societies: La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, La Société Honoraire de Français, Mercy Tri-Lingual Honor Society, ASL Honor Society

Immersion: Two-week intensive language study/home-stay/travel opportunities in France and Spain are offered during the summer to students of French and Spanish..

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela