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World Languages

Online Programs offers academically advanced elementary, middle, and high school students courses in Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and English Language Development (ELD), featuring interactions with native-fluency speakers, small classroom sizes, and rich multimedia course materials. Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and ELD courses are open to verbal or math qualifiers.

In each series, students access the real time, virtual classroom led by an instructor twice a week for one-hour sessions. The classroom includes audio and video interactions with live video of the instructor, interactive whiteboard, web tours, chat, quizzes, tests, discussion forums, and other features that enhance online learning. Using broadband internet access, students use their headsets or microphones and speakers to interact with instructors and classmates. In addition to the classes, students have two individualized conversation practices with instructors and teaching assistants each week, using telephone or voice over IP (Skype). These practice sessions emphasize everyday conversational speaking, role playing, and pronunciation.

In addition, Online Programs offers intersession Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish Reading courses. These short, engaging courses are designed to enhance the reading and comprehension skills of Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish readers. Each story presented in these courses has an interesting plot that will entice readers to not only understand the story, but also learn phrases and improve reading comprehension. Each story includes idioms and challenging phrases that allow readers to become accustomed to more advanced literary language, as well as familiarize readers with basic cultural knowledge. Students may select these courses at the appropriate level between their world language series courses to further development of language skills.

Learn more about CTY Online Programs world languages courses:

  • Select a link on the course list to learn more about Online Programs' extensive Chinese, Arabic, Spanish and ELD program, most offered during 12-week fall, spring, and summer sessions.
  • 5-week Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish Readers' Series courses enhance reading comprehension skills in between fall, spring, and summer sessions.
  • Visit the FAQ to learn more about how Online Programs world languages program works.
  • World languages students who are unsure which course to take may request a placement test from Online Programs to ensure proper placement.
  • Contact ctyonline@jhu.edu if you have any questions.
  • Learn how schools partner with CTY Online Programs and how some students use CTY courses to earn credit and placement with their schools.

World Languages Courses

World LanguageCourse FormatsCoursesGrade LevelsQualified Scores
ArabicSession-BasedArabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIIGrades 2-6M or V
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IVGrades 2-6M or V
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part III  New!Grades 2-6M or V
Arabic Language, Basic, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Basic, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Basic, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IVGrades 7-12M or V
Arabic Readers' SeriesSession-Based

Intersession
Arabic Readers' Series: BasicGrades 2-12M or V
Arabic Readers' Series: IntermediateGrades 2-12M or V
Arabic Readers' Series: AdvancedGrades 2-12M or V
ChineseSession-BasedChinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IIIGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IVGrades 2-6M or V
Chinese Language, Basic, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Basic, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Basic, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part IVGrades 7-12M or V
Chinese Essay Writing New!Grades 2 -12M or V
AP Chinese Language and CultureGrades 9-12M or V
Chinese Readers' SeriesSession-Based

Intersession
Chinese Readers Series': BasicGrades 2-12M or V
Chinese Readers' Series: IntermediateGrades 2-12M or V
Chinese Readers' Series: AdvancedGrades 2-12M or V
SpanishSession-BasedSpanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIIGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IVGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish Language, Basic, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Basic, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Basic, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Basic, Part IVGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Advanced, Part IGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language, Advanced, Part IIGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Language Essay Writing New!Grades 2-12M or V
AP Spanish Language and CultureGrades 9-12M or V
AP Spanish Literature and CultureGrades 9-12M or V
Spanish Readers' and Literature Series

Session-Based

Intersession

Spanish Readers' Series: BasicGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish Readers' Series: IntermediateGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish Readers' Series: AdvancedGrades 2-6M or V
Spanish Literature Series: BasicGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Literature Series: IntermediateGrades 7-12M or V
Spanish Literature Series: AdvancedGrades 7-12M or V
English Language Deveopment (ELD)Session-BasedVocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, BeginnersGrades 3 and upM or V
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate IGrades 3 and upM or V
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate IIGrades 3 and upM or V
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, AdvancedGrades 3 and upM or V
Essay Writing Using STEMGrades 4 and upM or V
Crafting the Essay for English Language LearnersGrades 7-12V