Modern Languages

The Rule of St. Benedict begins with the word “listen.” God speaks first, we listen, and then we respond. This is the template for all education. The cultivation of these sensibilities – listening attentively and responding appropriately – certainly takes place in every discipline, but it is perhaps most easily perceived in Modern Languages, where students learn to listen and respond anew and, along the way, open their horizons while closing the gaps between peoples.

Priory offers our students the option of taking Spanish or French, with the goal at each level to help students develop to the best of their abilities the four interrelated skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in these languages, and also to expose them to the culture, and later the literature, of the language.