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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.

International Languages

High School
International Languages


What your teen is learning

International Languages 

I want to contribute to a global society. Students who know Arabic, Chinese, German, Spanish or Ukrainian or who have studied in a bilingual program in one of these languages may take language arts courses in the language. Alternatively, students may take a language and culture course. Language and culture courses beginning in Grade 10 include Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Punjabi, Spanish and Ukrainian. Students who have studied in previous language and culture courses may have different options. For more information, refer to the International Languages programs of study.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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