Indigenous and World Language

Indigenous and World Languages

World language instruction in Saint Paul Public Schools is designed to facilitate genuine interaction with others. Students learn to communicate with people in other languages and cultures in a variety of settings, look beyond their customary borders, and develop insight into their own language and culture. Research indicates that the process of studying another language gives students a cognitive boost in other subject areas, enabling them to perform at higher levels.

Dakota, Lakota, Ojibwe

Schools offering native languages


Central high School offers German language courses


Schools offering Hmong language courses


School offering Japanese language courses


School offering Lating language classes

Mandarin Chinese

Schools offering Mandarin Chinese classes


School offering Russian language courses


Schools offering Spanish language courses

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools


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