Summit offers two world languages: Spanish and French. Because Summit follows a standards-based curriculum, we
emphasize all five aspects of world language acquisition. These include listening, speaking, reading, writing, and
culture. World Language teachers use the Communicative Approach to teaching languages, which involves creating as many
opportunities as possible for students to engage in real communication. Summit teachers strive to create a comfortable learning
environment in which students feel at ease experimenting with the language, even if it means making mistakes.
Students are expected to buy a workbook. We have divided two years of high school level language into three
years. The course titles are Beginning (Language), (Language) I, and (Language) II.
Summit believes that World Language is a core course. Students take 3 years of a world language while at Summit.