Blue Devil

The QHS Foreign Language Department

Why should I learn a foreign language?

  • More than 22% of the U.S. speaks a language other than English in the home
  • Most colleges and universities want incoming students to have a minimum of 2 years of high school foreign language
  • More selective universities want to see 3-4 years of foreign language for incoming students
  • To graduate high school, you must have 1 credit of foreign language, art, music OR vocational classes
  • This is in addition to 4 ¾ credits of electives


Earning College Credit in High School

In the QHS Foreign Language Department, we are very fortunate to have a partnership with John Wood Community College so that our students in Spanish and Level III and IV can earn college credit without ever having to leave QHS! Our courses and instructors have been approved by JWCC, so, if you choose, you can earn Spanish high school credit III or IV and JWCC credit for Spanish 01 or 102 at the same time. Your QHS instructor will help get you registered at JWCC and after paying the JWCC course fee, you simply continue taking the course at QHS. No additional projects, assignments or tests are required! This opportunity is for any student planning on attending college. Not planning on going to JWCC? No problem! The credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.


Get involved!

Join Spanish or German Club to learn more about the culture! Open to everyone, you don’t have to be comfortable speaking the language yet to join these clubs! We celebrate other countries’ holidays, learn about their traditions, play games and indulge in their food!


Spanish Resources

Visit this site for Spanish Grammar practice broken down by skill


Click here for a reliable Spanish-English dictionary, pronunciation and grammar practice


Looking for a fun way to practice your Spanish grammar? Try this:


German Resources

For a reliable German-English dictionary, click here!


If you need help with German vocabulary, check out this Quizlet link:


Click here if you are unsure how to conjugate a specific verb.



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