Modern Language

Merrill F. West High School’s Modern Language Department classes are available in either Spanish or French.

The Modern Language Department follows the State and National Modern Language Goals and Standards. The goals of the department are as follows:

  1. To communicate in languages other than English;
  2. To gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures;
  3. To connect with other disciplines and acquire information;
  4. To develop insight into the nature of language and culture;
  5. To participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

In order to achieve these goals, the Modern Language Department pursues the following objectives:

  1. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  2. Emphasize communication in a second language.
  3. Provide students insight