High School District 211 offers four-year programs in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. The study of one language for four years is highly recommended for reaching an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as well as satisfying many college requirements. Many colleges require or recommend the study of a world language for entrance and/or graduation. Colleges may grant credit for successfully passing the Advanced Placement or college entrance exams, receiving the State Seal of Biliteracy or meeting requirements in a Dual Credit course. In addition to preparing for college, the study of a world language has become important to career readiness. Students who fail first semester are not eligible to continue in that language course second semester.