World Languages

Languages Offered

  • American Sign Language (ASL): levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Arabic*: levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and IB
  • Chinese*: levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and IB
  • French: levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP and IB
  • German*: levels 1, 2, 3, 4, AP
  • Japanese*: levels 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Latin: levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP and IB
  • Spanish: levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP and IB
  • Spanish for Fluent Speakers (heritage speakers/near native fluency in the language): levels 1, 2, 3, and IB Literature

*One of more levels of these languages may be taught via Distance Learning.

Special Note:  For information regarding the Distance Learning Program, and general information about all World Language programs, please contact Mrs. Elisabeth Harrington, World Languages Supervisor, 703-228-6096.

World Languages Teachers

Distance Learning Teachers


Distance Learning Link:


Governor’s World Languages Academies

Sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies  for the summer of 2020 in French, Spanish, German, Latin and Japanese. For a number of years, many Arlington students have been honored for their achievement in World Languages study by being selected to participate in these special summer enrichment programs. These residential academies offer a 3 week program of total immersion and partial immersion in the target language, taught by outstanding faculties. The programs include classes in the language and its culture in a full schedule of recreational activities.

If you would like to be considered for nominations fill out the GovernorPreliminary_form Preliminary form and submit it by November 4, 2019 to your World Language Teacher or  Department Chair, Mrs. Karaky (, Room 3207).

Participants for all the academies are selected on a competitive basis.

For more information about the program, location and dates, please visit the website:

Virginia Department of Education: Foreign Language Academies