SLz offers you unique and interesting choices to explore the world’s cultural and linguistic diversity from right here in San Lorenzo.
Our French courses will prepare you for college and allow you to develop conversational, writing, and reading skills in French language. You’ll learn about language and culture using music, films, games, interactive activities, and more!
Our Spanish teachers are prepared to teach both the novice and the experienced Spanish speaker. These college preparatory courses will expose you to many elements of language and culture of Spanish speakers from various parts of the world— including many lessons about food!
American Sign Language
Our ASL program provides a unique opportunity to learn a language not often found in public schools. As part of the course you will interact with the local deaf community. In addition to meeting world language requirements and preparing you for college, learning ASL will teach you skills that you could use in your future career!
Why study world language?
- College preparation – UC schools require two courses of world language. They recommend more!
- Cultural awareness – Learning a language helps you better understand and communicate with diverse peoples of the world.
- Develop marketable skills – Given our global economy, chances are high that being multilingual will help you in your future career.
- Build academic skills – Research has shown that students who study world languages perform better on standardized tests like the SAT. Your new vocabulary will help you succeed in school!