The World Languages department offers courses in Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish. All four of our language programs offer the opportunity for qualified students to enroll in Accelerated or AP level work starting sophomore year.
Each student at Sage Hill School must fulfill two criteria to meet the World Languages requirement for graduation: 1) three years of study and 2) successful completion of Level III of any language. Most of our students continue their course of study through all four years.
For those students who do not have any prior academic and/or real-life experience in the language that you choose, please sign up for a Level I course. You will not be required to take a placement test.
For those students who have taken a world language in middle school and wish to continue either in Level II or III, you must take the in-person placement exam, which will be administered on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM.
Registration for the placement test is at www.sagehillschool.org/languages.
Successful completion of the above Google form is the confirmation for your placement test. You will not receive a separate confirmation email from Sage Hill School.
Please RSVP before Saturday, April 29.
If you feel that your skills exceed the descriptions of Level I or II courses, but you will not be able to attend the placement test day, you must email the incoming Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Feland, at email@example.com
. An alternate time for the placement exam will be arranged; we aim to have all placement exams completed in May.
If you are a heritage speaker (bilingual or native) of any of our languages and plan on enrolling in that program, please contact us about placement. Depending on your proficiency level, we might suggest that you take another language and then enroll in one of our Accelerated or AP courses at a later time. Please note that freshmen are not eligible to enroll in Accelerated or AP world language courses.
Below, you will find the descriptions of our level I and II courses. If you or your parent(s) have any questions regarding placement, you may contact the teacher listed for each language in the description or contact Dr. Feland.