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World Languages


world languages program

The World Language Program in Lexington District One enables students to use oral and written language for meaningful and culturally appropriate communication in the situations they are most likely to encounter in more than one language.

Our K–12 program helps students appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity and the contributions of other cultures. Students acquire the language, knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective participation in a global environment that is connected economically, socially, and politically.


Elementary World Language Courses

It is important to introduce foreign languages to our students at an early age. We are pleased to offer an expanding number of languages to our elementary school students. Between our Elementary Spanish and Partial Immersion programs, we offer the following languages to students:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German


Middle School World Language Courses

World languages are now Exploratory for our middle school students. The following languages are offered as part of our Exploratory curriculum, in varying levels:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Students previously enrolled in the Partial Immersion program at the elementary school level can continue their studies through the PASSPORT program. 


High School World Language Courses

Our high school world language courses offer the most variety and depth of studies. Levels 1–5 of the following languages are offered at all high schools:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Chinese (Mandarin)



If you have questions or concerns about our World Languages courses, please contact either Dr. Liza Speece, Coordinator, World Languages and Dual Language Immersion, or Amanda Hajji, World Language and Immersion Teacher Support Specialist.

For more information and up-to-date details regarding Lexington One’s World Language Program, please visit our microsite.



Alumni testimonial

River Bluff High School alumna and French immersion grad

Garrison was one of the first students in Lexington District One’s French immersion program. Now a student at the University of South Carolina majoring in international business, Garrison was recently accepted into a highly-competitive study abroad program in France. She will immerse herself in the language and culture while furthering her studies.

“Candidates must have a high level of French proficiency to be accepted, and my completion of the immersion program impressed the judges. I am confident that I will be able to communicate and learn well in France.”