Parent and Student Information

Be prepared
  • World Languages is a Thompson R2J Graduation requirement. Student must complete a minimum of one year.
  • Most universities require a minimum of two years, but highly recommend 4-5 years to begin to be competitive in a global economy.
  • CU requires an entry requirement of three years in several of its colleges.

Sites to help and support your child's learning of French
  1. Les Verbes
  2. Practice activities on your own
  3. Class Resources
  4. Series of voicethreads made by many with different topics in French.
  5. Free French Listening Resources Podcast
  6. French grammar vocabulary exercises
  7. Word Reference

The importance of being able to use a world language at a high level of proficiency in the 21st century.

U.S. Global Competence: A 21st Century Imperative: A 21st Century Imperative makes the case that U.S. global competence in the 21st century is not a luxury, but a necessity. Whether engaging the world, or our culturally diverse homeland, the United States' future success will rely on the global competence of our people. Global competence must become part of the core mission of education—from K-12 through graduate school.

Engaging the World: U.S. Global Competence in the 21st Century: Engaging the World chronicles the origins of HEA-Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs 50 years ago, and showcases beneficiaries who are using foreign language skills and international knowledge in a variety of professions in ways that make a difference in their work, their lives and the world. They demonstrate the importance of global competence in a working world where diversity, global engagement and competition are the norm.