The goal of the Pingree School Language Department is to educate students to be conversant in their chosen foreign language of French, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese. Students are required to fulfill three consecutive levels of a language.

The Language Department encourages the use of the target language in the classroom at all times. The focus of language courses is the development of the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The incorporation of cultural studies brings the language to life and allows students to make connections to today’s multicultural, multilingual world. Technology is used in a variety of ways to enhance student learning. Extensive use is made of the Language Lab.

Pingree maintains exchanges with schools in Colmar, France, Barcelona, Spain, and Taichung City, Taiwan, among others. Students are encouraged to apply to these programs through Learning Across Borders.