Foreign Language Courses
Most college admission processes require two years of a foreign language in high school. Some colleges require that the language be a living spoken language, and others do not have that restriction. You should check with colleges you may be interested in, to understand their specific requirements.
TPS offers the most academically thorough on-line live interactive foreign language courses available anywhere, and we are continually adding to our offerings. We currently offer French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Italian and Latin.
In several of our language courses (French, Spanish, Latin) we offer a Year 1A and Year 1B version, allowing the beginning student to take the first year of the language over two years, in a more relaxed pace to lay a more thorough foundation. Year 1A and Year 1B together fulfill the requirement for one year of a HS language, so students who take them can then go to Year 2 of that language. This is ideal for starting the language in grade 7, 8 or 9, because there is still plenty of time to complete Year 2 prior to college.
We also have Elementary Spanish and Elementary French.
To find more details on these and related courses, please select the “Foreign Language” category in our Course Catalog.
“The German courses at TPS have been some of my favorite courses throughout high school. The program has placed me at a level far above many of my peers coming from other educational environments in my ability to understand, speak, and test in a foreign language. The teacher creates a wonderful environment for our learning during class time where each of the students, no matter his or her abilities or skill level, can comfortably practice the German language. Through these courses, I have been exposed to opportunities that have bolstered my personal resume and allowed me to test my abilities and stretch myself. The teacher has always been extremely willing to help in any area possible so that I can grow as a student of the German language and culture. For other students searching for an enjoyable way to learn a language extremely influential in today’s world, I would fully recommend the German program here at TPS.”
Joshua V (student – German)
“The TPS Elementary Spanish courses are a wonderful introduction to a foreign language at a steady, comfortable pace for younger learners. The classes provide a great foundation for high school Spanish classes in the future. The curriculum is the best my family has ever seen in a foreign language class!”
Tammy B (parent – Elementary Spanish)
“Spanish was my favorite class this year. I learned more in this class than my two years of Rosetta Stone and another on-line class combined! Class sessions were filled with fun speaking activities, role-plays, games, and helpful explanations and review of difficult concepts. The teacher was always willing to answer questions and explain concepts we didn’t fully understand. The Spanish history listening activities helped me to understand the history and background of Hispanic culture all over the world. The Bible listening activities helped me to learn Spanish not only as a school subject, but also as a path to understanding more of the Bible through a different cultural perspective. I’m looking forward to my next TPS Spanish course!”
Keziah S (student – Spanish)
“TPS has been a blessing for me and my family. I wanted to be more challenged as a student and also dig deeper into knowing Jesus. I found both of those things here as well as wonderful teachers! I thought I was terrible at foreign languages, but my French has improved so much in one year. I am also gaining a higher understanding of all the math I have learned so far. Thank you to all the teachers at TPS and all the staff that help make it happen!”
Nyah R (student)