The department of World Languages at Lane Tech College Preparatory High School is the largest World Language department in the city of Chicago and one of the biggest in the entire state of Illinois.

We believe in student-centered learning and utilizing the target language as much as possible to develop verbal fluency. Our state of the art computer lab in room 330 consists of Mac computers, a projector, and an Elmo projector. The majority of our classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards and Elmo projectors to facilitate learning. Our department vision consists of preparing our students for literacy proficiency in the target language and supporting the development of verbal speaking skills.  

                    Currently, we offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Spanish for Spanish Speakers. Lane Tech requires a minimum of three consecutive years of the same language. Students without previous language study begin with a level 1 honors course.  Students with prior study are encouraged to take a placement exam in order to commence their language studies at a higher level. There is a placement exam for Spanish Speakers available to take courses in our heritage Spanish speakers program.

AP courses are available for the following languages: Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, and German and AP Japanese availability TBA

Most languages within the department offer trips that enable our students to experience the cultures they are learning about abroad. Past trips include France, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, and China. This school year we have plans to travel to Spain & Morocco, Cuba, and Japan. There are summer programs to China as well available for students. We also have a very successful exchange program with a high school in Italy where Italian students visit Lane and then our students travel to Busto Arsizio, Italy.


“To speak another language is to possess another soul” - Charlemagne


Bienvenidos!   Bienvenue!   Salvē

    BENVENUTI!  Willkommen!   

Merhaba = مرحبا!   欢迎 !

みなさん、こんにちは!

Welcome to Lane Tech World Language Department