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Language plays a unique role in capturing the breadth of human diversity.
We are constantly amazed by the variety of human thought, culture, society, and literature expressed in many thousands of languages around the world.  As many studies confirm, studying a world language can improve your cognitive and critical thinking abilities; and no matter what your career choice is, knowledge of a world language gives you a tremendous advantage.  World language study provides the ability to gain an understanding of the cultures of US trading partners.   The need for people with world language abilities in American multinational corporations and governmental as well as nongovernmental organizations is rapidly increasing. U.S. capability to compete effectively in global markets depends upon its human resources who can communicate in other languages and understand other cultures.
                The World Language Department at Felix Varela Senior High, as part of the Global Academy, has the unyielding commitment to provide our students with a world class education. The study of one or more world languages and their corresponding cultures is an essential component of every FVSH student’s educational experience.  The ability to communicate in more than one language contributes to an enriched, responsible, and meaningful life, both in school and beyond; it is also a learning experience that allow students to see their own culture from a new perspective. Knowledge of a world language will enable them to compare and contrast cultural concepts. 

The World Language Department offers the following courses:
French1, 2, 3 & 4 Honors, and AP Language
Italian 1, 2, 3 & 4 Honors, and AP Language
Spanish 1, 2, 3 & 4 Honors for FL
Spanish 1, 2, 3 & 4 Honors for Speakers
Spanish AP Language & Literature