welcome to Northwest world language


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” 
-Nelson Mandela

World languages give you the competitive advantage:

  1. Higher verbal scores on the SAT are associated with each year of study of a world language according to the Admissions Testing program of the College Board.
  2. Greater cognitive skills such as mental flexibility, creativity and higher order thinking skills are shown in students who study a world language.
  3. The University of Maryland requires 2 years of a world language in high school but recommends that students “exceed that minimum, taking several honors and/or AP courses.
  4. Your ability to communicate and understand cross cultural relations is deepened when you study a world language.
  5. Sixty percent of your peers in Europe are studying at least two world languages.