The Department of World Languages at Lyman Memorial High School strives to impart linguistic skills in French and Spanish within a cultural context so that students are better prepared to understand and have a genuine respect for all people and cultures. As the United States continues to become increasingly linguistically diversified, it is imperative that students be able to communicate with peers and coworkers. Students pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities or entering the workforce will discover that knowledge of multiple languages will be a vital and necessary skill. Indeed, familiarity of other cultures will be of a great benefit in daily interactions after high school. The Department further encourages students to explore more than one language in order to work towards the goal of being a more worldly individual.