Classical and Modern Languages

Ancient to modern, east to west, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes in Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish that actively and successfully fulfill our dream of turning students into world explorers. Our courses are multifaceted and rich in the myriad techniques and materials we use to bring our language learners to increasingly greater levels of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency. Language acquisition is enhanced through the use of classroom technology and student devices, and students are able to further explore distant cultures through our membership in the School Year Abroad program, under whose auspices Sidwell Friends students may spend a year in France, Italy, Spain, or China.