All students at Harding Fine Arts Academy must take a minimum of two years of the same foreign language or two years of computer technology. HFAA offers French I-III, AP French, and Spanish I-IV. Third and fourth year Spanish classes are a mix of native and non-native speakers and prepare students for the AP Spanish exam. Foreign language classes develop a proficiency in a second language and provide an opportunity to learn the skill of circumlocution, which teaches them to move past gaps in comprehension and trains them to look for the central idea. Foreign language students are more culturally aware and become better communicators both in the target language and in English. Learning about economic, social, and cultural differences is always incorporated and creates more tolerance and understanding.
French IV (AP)