Episcopal offers foreign language to expand students’ world view and to encourage development of a global perspective. In addition, studies have shown that studying a foreign language improves a student's math and verbal scores on the SAT and GRE tests. Finally, knowing a foreign language provides a competitive edge to career choices in today’s global economy.
Episcopal offers four languages: Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish. A student is expected to study three levels of a language to meet graduation requirements.* Therefore, choosing a language to study is an important decision because a student will remain in that language three to four years. Please read the following descriptions about each of the languages offered at ESJ in order to make an informed decision.
*If a student begins in 7th grade, then it is four years of study because 7th and 8th grades combined are considered one full level of a language.