Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world.  The ability to understand and speak Spanish gives you the ability to visit any one of twenty-one countries in the world that speak Spanish and feel at home.  Even in the United States, knowing Spanish can open doors to you.  In addition students become better global citizens and increase their multicultural awareness when they study and learn another language.   St Joan of Arc is happy to have all junior high students participate in Spanish class two days a week.  The focus of the class is to teach students vocabulary along with proper grammar and congregation for both spoken and written word using the Spanish language.