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World Languages

Flintridge Preparatory School World Languages

The World Languages Department promotes language both as a means of communication among people and as a reflection of the cultures of specific peoples. The goal of the department is to develop the intellectual curiosity and cultural sensitivity of our students as they become citizens in a global community. In order to achieve this, students are immersed in their chosen language and experience a curriculum that blends usage with artistic and cultural heritage.

We offer French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish. French and Spanish stress the communicative aspects of language learning: developing skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language. The Latin course is designed not simply to treat Rome as a civilization of the past, but also to emphasize its cultural and linguistic relevance to modern society. Mandarin focuses on building a strong language foundation, while also developing an understanding of Chinese culture and modern society through a global perspective. All four programs foster an appreciation for culture and for interdisciplinary connections to history, the arts, literature and science.

Additionally, our program offers students opportunities to explore French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish beyond the traditional classroom. Many students enhance their experience through membership in clubs and honor societies, as well as the Latin Convention and field trips for other languages, and students may complement their language study through global studies trips abroad.

French Course Descriptions

Latin Course Descriptions

Mandarin Course Descriptions

Spanish Course Descriptions

Constituent

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

World Languages Faculty
Cari Barraclough

Cari Barraclough

Director of Summer at Prep, World Languages Faculty
Fabian Bejarano

Fabian Bejarano

World Languages Department Chair, World Languages Faculty
Kathryn Canton

Kathryn Canton

10th Grade Dean, World Languages Faculty
Manuel Nuñez

Manuel Nuñez

Global Studies Liaison, World Languages Faculty, Trustee Teaching Chair
Grace Qing

Grace Qing

World Languages Faculty
Marty Schillerstrom

Marty Schillerstrom

World Languages Faculty
Lauren Van Arsdall

Lauren Van Arsdall

World Languages Faculty