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World Languages

The study of another language opens doors to multiple opportunities; the ability to function in a second language has become a much-desired skill in the business world.  Language study also aids personal growth by helping students expand their viewpoints and cultural knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and increase English vocabulary  and awareness.  Language is a recommendation and often a requirement for college.  The World Languages Department strongly encourages all students to take three or four uninterrupted years of one of the following languages: French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish.

Juniors and seniors at Eastview can opt to earn college credit for some languages courses without leaving the campus.  Consult the Eastview on-line registration website for more specific information or contact your language teacher.  Also, students who successfully finish a four or five year sequence in one language in high school may find that they:

  • have completed their college's language requirement,
  • may be granted college credit for what they learned in high school,
  • may test out of the language requirement,
  • or may be placed in an advanced course at their college.

Students who are interested in careers in international business, the travel industry, the United States Department of Defense, diplomacy and, of course, language teaching, may choose to start a second world language in high school while continuing the study of their first language.

The Minnesota Department of Education awards Minnesota World Language Certificates or Bilingual/Multilingual Seals to graduating seniors who demonstrate an ACTFL proficiency level of Intermediate Low or above in one or more languages.  These awards offer state recognition for students and opportunities for college credit at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.  Seniors may choose to take a proficiency assessment administered in the spring.  A list of language proficiency assessments currently offered can be found on the district website:


Please contact a World Language teacher, EL teacher, Cultural Family Advocate, or Counselor for more information. 

NOTE: All of the following courses except the immersion, travel abroad experiences, assistantship courses and the EL Peer Tutoring course are yearlong.  Students must register for the entire sequence.  Placement of students with native capacities will be a decision of the World Language Department staff with prior approval.  

French 1 A/B/C/D French 2 A/B/C/D French 3 A/B/C/D

French 4 A/B/C/D

French 5 A/B/C/D French Language and Culture through Experience Abroad
  CIS French 4 A/B/C/D CIS French 5 A/B/C/D
German 1 A/B/C/D German 2 A/B/C/D German 3 A/B/C/D German 4 A/B/C/D   German Immersion through Exchange
  CIS German 4 A/B/C/D
Japanese 1 A/B/C/D Japanese 2 A/B/C/D Japanese 3 A/B/C/D Japanese 4 A/B/C/D   Japanese Language and Culture through Experience Abroad
  AP Japanese Language & Culture
  Mandarin Chinese 2 A/B/C/D Mandarin Chinese 3 A/B/C/D Mandarin Chinese 4 A/B/C/D Mandarin Chinese 5 A/B/C/D Chinese Literature and Art
  CIS Mandarin Chinese 5 A/B/C/D
Spanish 1 A/B/C/D Spanish 2 A/B/C/D Spanish 3 A/B/C/D Spanish 4 A/B/C/D Spanish 5 A/B/C/D Spanish 6 A/B/C/D
  CIS Spanish 5 A/B/C/D Spanish for Heritage Learners I and II A/B/C/D
  Spanish Language and Culture through Experience Abroad
World Language Independent Study/Assistantship (available in all languages)
EL Peer Tutoring