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Department Head: Lori Montiverdi 508-829-6771 ext. 1665

World Language News:  Help us celebrate National Foreign Language Week!  What is National Foreign Language Week?  
National Foreign Language Week was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957 by Alpha Mu Gamma. Sister Eloise Therese, the National President of Alpha Mu Gamma from 1956 to 1960, discovered that such a week had never been officially celebrated in the United States as a whole, although foreign language had receive recognition by different educational institutions at various periods of the academic year. Inspired by her the National Executive Council of Alpha Mu Gamma began to formulate plans to make the United States aware of the need for and importance of foreign language study through the celebration of NFLW. The first celebration was set for the week of February 17 to 23, 1957. Each year since then the National Executive Council of AMG has set a week for this event. In recent years it has become the practice to have NFLW during the first full week of March. 

To celebrate we are playing music each morning representing the languages taught at Wachusett:  Monday- French, Tuesday-German, Thursday- Latin and Friday-Spanish.
Also, please enter our trivia contest.  You can find the link here.  By answering the questions your name will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.  Good luck!

The World Languages Department supports communicative proficiency, based on the development of the four language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as cultural awareness. The department offers two years of study in Latin, and five years of study in French, German, and Spanish.

World Languages Classes and Faculty

WRHS Students Travel the World

Students from WRHS pose at the Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain, on a Foreign Languages Department-sponsored trip to France and Spain during the 2017 April Vacation.


Homework Policy: Each student is expected to complete homework, in all world language classes, to reinforce and support classroom learning. Foreign language teachers assign homework in accordance with the World Languages Department Homework Policy. Homework assignments are designed to help the students further develop their language skills and cultural awareness.

The Importance of Speaking Another Language: While the practical benefits of speaking more than one language, in an rea of globalization, are clear and widely noted, science is beginning to find some less obvious benefits, as well.

World Languages National Honor Societies: Each foreign language at WRHS has its own honor society affiliated with the national organizations: Societé Honoraire de Français, Delta Epsilon Phi, National Junior Classical League, and Sociedad honoraria hispánica. Students must meet the criteria established by the national organization to be accepted into their respective honor society. Inductions for the 2017-2018 school year will be held Dec. 5 in the WRHS auditorium.

International Club: This club was established to support foreign exchange students and to offer WRHS students the opportunity to learn about the variety of foreign cultures represented at WRHS. Each year the International Club has a Cultural Café where students can learn about cultures from various countries.  

World Languages Course Offerings

To graduate from WRHS, students must complete at least 10 credits in world languages. Students must successfully complete two consecutive years in the same language. The World Languages Program Guide lists and describes all courses, sequences and prerequisites.

French Program
French 1 CPA/CP
French 1 Honors
French 2 CPA/CP
French 2 Honors
French 3 CPA/CP
French 3 Honors
French 4 CPA/CP
French 4 Honors
French 5 CPA/CP
AP French Lang. & Culture

German Program
German 2 CPA/CP
German 2 Honors
German 3 CPA/CP
German 3 Honors
German 4 CPA/CP
German 4 Honors
German 5 CPA/Honors
Latin Program
Latin 1 CPA/CP
Latin 2 CPA/CP
Latin 2 Honors
Latin 3 CPA/CP
Latin 3 Honors
Latin 4 CPA
Latin 4 Honors
Spanish Program
Spanish 1 CPA/CP
Spanish 1 Basic
Spanish 1 Honors
Spanish 2 CPA/CP
Spanish 2 Honors
Spanish 2 Practical
Spanish 3 Honors
Spanish 3 CPA/CP
Spanish 4 CPA/CP
Spanish 4 Honors
Spanish 5 CPA/CP
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature