Foreign Languages

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Department Highlights

  • CJ is the only Catholic high school in the Dayton area with a designated, interactive, computerized Language Lab. This allows students direct access to authentic materials in the target language.  This lab facilitates the acceleration of language acquisition.
  • International pen pals offer an opportunity for a global perspective and appreciation for a foreign language and cultural distinctions.
  • Foreign excursions are offered to countries speaking the language a student is studying:
    • France
    • Germany
    • Spain
  • Department-wide community service projects take place annually.
  • Community outreach to local grade schools provides elementary students with an introduction to foreign language.
  • Instruction is proficiency based according to the standards of the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages.