World Language

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. ‒ Frank Smith

The Department of World Languages offers a wide array of courses from the first year of language study through Advanced Placement in French and Spanish. All courses are aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks in Foreign Language Study and develop proficiency in Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities.

Advantages of World Language Study

  • Understand other cultures and peoples
  • Communicate well in other languages and better in your native tongue
  • Improve critical thinking skills and mental flexibility
  • Enhance career options

Our Educators

Foreign language teachers at Braintree High School are dedicated educators with a love for language and a passion for different cultures. Our teachers include experienced veterans and exuberant young faculty members who share teaching strategies and ideas in order to ensure top-notch professional education. 

These linguists provide their leadership and skills in numerous afterschool activities such as sports, clubs, and music. The foreign language department looks forward to helping their students grow into confident multilingual speakers.

  1. Year 1
  2. Year 2
  3. Year 3
  4. Year 4
  5. Year 5
  • The first year of study is an introduction to the four competencies: 
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Reading
    • Writing
  • Students are taught correct pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and the vocabulary necessary for communication in everyday circumstances. 
  • Students develop awareness of the culture and civilization in all countries that speak the target language.

Year of Completion

 This year is completed through 7th and 8th grades or one year at the high school.