World Languages
Languages Offered

Spanish

Spanish is offered at every middle and high school in CMS

Spanish for Native Speakers

The Spanish for Native Speakers program is offered at several high schools and middle schools for heritage Spanish speaking students. The completion of Spanish for Native Speakers I and Honors Spanish for Native Speakers II will satisfy the UNC entrance requirements for World Languages.

Our middle schools offer Spanish for Native Speakers I part A in the 7th grade and Spanish for Native Speakers I part B in the 8th grade. The successful completion of Spanish for Native Speakers parts A and B at the middle school is equal to completing Spanish for Native Speakers I in high school.

For those heritage Spanish Speakers who complete both Spanish for Native Speakers I and Honors Spanish for Native Speakers II, they may continue into Honors Spanish 4 and eventually the Advanced Placement Spanish 5 and 6 courses or into the appropriate IB Spanish courses​.

Please contact us for additional information about our Spanish for Native Speakers program.

German

German is offered at E. E. Waddell Language Academy and some high schools in CMS.


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Chinese
Chinese is currently offered at:
  • E.E. Waddell Language Academy
  • East Mecklenburg High School
  • Myers Park High School 
  • North Mecklenburg High School
  • South Mecklenburg High School

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Japanese

Japanese is offered at the following CMS schools:
  • E. E. Waddell Language Academy 
  • North Mecklenburg High School
  • South​ Mecklenburg High School

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Arabic

Marhaba! We are pleased to have our Arabic Language Program at the Military and Global Leadership Academy at Hawthorne HS. The pilot for this program started at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year expanded with the help of a federal grant through the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP), and was originally a K-12 program.

At the Military and Global Leadership Academy at Hawthorne, 9-12 students are exploring the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world, as well as building communication skills in Arabic. Please visit these links to learn more about the Arabic language and the Arabic-speaking world!

Digital Dialects
Games for learning numbers, colors and animals in Arabic

BBC News in Arabic
BBC News in Arabic

Arabic Language
General information about the Arabic language

Omniglot Arabic Phrases
Useful Arabic phrases, with audio

Online culture magazine 



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