Admin

World Languages

Mission

The World Languages program at Owings Mills High School strives to promote linguistic and cultural literacy as well as an appreciation and enthusiasm for languages and cultures.  We believe that all students can learn a new language and that a global mind-set is fundamental in today’s society.  The study of world languages helps students view issues from a global perspective so that students can gain an increased knowledge of their relationship to the world by developing an appreciation for other perspectives, cultures and beliefs.  We believe that students will have a deeper understanding of their own culture, and the world at large, by closely examining other cultures, beliefs, and languages.

Course Descriptions: 

French I, II, III, IV, & V(AP)
These courses develop an understanding of the Francophone people and their civilizations. Students communicate in spoken and written French while developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students study the history, literature, music, art, political systems, and social institutions of French-speaking countries. AP courses include an in-depth study of the structure, vocabulary, and culture of the language along with the processes necessary for success on the exam.

 

Spanish I, II, III, IV, V (AP) & VI (AP)

The sequential courses develop an understanding of the Hispanic people and civilizations. Students communicate in spoken and written Spanish while developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students study the history, literature, music, art, political systems, and social institutions of Spanish-speaking countries.  Advanced placement courses include an in-depth study of the structure, vocabulary, and culture of the language along with the processes necessary for success on the exam.

 

French National Honor Society

Mission Statement

The French National Honor Society recognizes the academic achievement of French students who are currently studying the language and have shown a commitment to their French studies and the French culture. The motto of the French National Honor Society is "L'homme qui parle deux langues en vaut deux," or the man who speaks two languages is worth two men.