World Languages

We offer a two-year program in Spanish and French.  Two successful years of middle school world language count as one year of high school credit.  For example, a 7th grader who succeeds at French 1A and then succeeds at French 1B in 8th grade can take French 2 as a 9th grader in high school.  This would put them a year ahead of other students who did not take a middle school language. Students who have prior reading/writing/speaking/grammar experience may be able to place into the 1B class and skip 1A if they show proficiency with 1A material and skills.  Contact a 1B teacher for placement details and to schedule a test.

A world language class is academic in nature, with regular assessments, classwork, and homework assignments.  Participation is crucial to learning a language. In a typical week of class, world language students will learn new phrases and words, practice them in low-risk situations, and do fun activities!


Helpful Links

Carlmont World Language Department

World Language Common Core Standards for CA  (including the latest revision and drafts)

National Standards for World Language


Ms. Citrenbaum


650-637-4880  ex.1616

Mr. Gnat


650-637-4880  ex.1626

Ms. Dominguez


650-637-4880  ex.1629