World Language programming in the MMSD begins formally in 7th grade and continues in a sequence of instruction through 12th grade.

At the high school level, students have additional language offerings beyond those at the middle school level. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in several languages.

School-based world language pages:

East High School
La Follette High School
Memorial High School
West High School

Wisconsin State Statutes

Wisconsin State Statutes require that schools provide access to an extended sequence of world language learning in grades 7-12.

Wisconsin State Statutes

Wisconsin Standards for World Languages 2019

University Requirements

Two years of a single foreign language are required for admission to UW-Madison, and are encouraged at other UW System campuses.

UW-Madison has a minimal world language credit requirements for entrance, however most successful applicants have three, four or more years of learning. See the UW-Madison Language Policy page for more information.

World language requirements for graduation from University of Wisconsin System schools varies by majors. Students are encouraged to continue their sequence of language learning as long as possible.

Colleges and universities outside of the UW System may have varying admissions and graduation requirements.

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