The language courses aim to develop all the basic skills, speaking, reading, and writing-and to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of a culture other than their own. The foreign language being studied is used in the classroom from the beginning. Students acquire a working knowledge of essential grammatical structures and learn to speak and understand the language. At the higher levels, students develop their ability to read, analyze, and discuss literary works, contemporary texts, and films.

Students can study Hebrew, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Stewart Academy can integrate computer-based material into its curricula. Several language classes make use of commercially produced programs that supplement the department's teaching approach. Email and computerized assignments are a regular part of the learning experience. All students are encouraged to consider the study of more than one foreign language. Seniors may petition the department for a field course.


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