Office of World Languages
Frequently Asked Questions - World Languages

  • What textbooks are used for foreign language classes?
    These texts, along with other ancillary materials, support the Baltimore County Public Schools written, taught, and assessed curriculum.

    • Chinese I, II, III, IV - Learn Chinese With Me
    • French I, II, III, IV- Discovering French
      • Holt Mcdougal
    • AP French - Connaissances et  Réactions
      • Heinle and Heinle
        Trésors du Temps
    • Glencoe
    • German I, II, III – Komm Mit
    • German IV – Fokus Deutsch
    • Italian I, II, and III - Forza
      • EMC Publishing
    • AP Italian- Ponti
    • Japanese I, II, and III - Obentoo
    • Japanese IV- An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese
    • Japanese V - Mirai Stage 5
    • Japanese V-Mirai Stage 6
    • APJapanese- An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
    • Latin I, II – Ecce Romani
    • Spanish I, II, III - ¡Exprésate!
    • Spanish IV – Pacesetter Spanish
    • AP Spanish
      • Galeria de Arte y Vida
      • Conexciones

Other courses use a variety of textbooks, readers, and resources that support the curricula.

  • How many years of foreign language are required?
    • Successful completion of two years of foreign language study in high school is required for graduation from a Maryland school for a college completer program.
    • A minimum of two years of study of the same foreign language is required for the college completer program and admission to the University System of Maryland.
    • Many out-of-state colleges and some in-state private colleges or universities require more foreign language study. It is advisable to contact the Admissions Office of colleges of interest to you to determine the foreign language requirements for their school.

  • Does middle school foreign language study count for graduation or entrance to college?
    • No, Middle school foreign language study can count as a high school elective credit under these circumstances:
      • The course must complete the same content indicators and curriculum as the high school course.
      • The student must pass the course for the year.
      • The student must take the same final exam as given in the high school course.


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