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World Languages

WE ARE...

...American HS & Thornton JHS in collaboration. We encourage students to start in junior high school. If you don’t start in junior high school, then sign up for a world language in high school. Registration begins in late February!

 

...Highly-qualified teachers who actively participate in their students’ whole academic experience.

  • Teachers find opportunities for students to practice their language skills in the community.
  • Students go on field trips, such as to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, museums (SF MOMA/Oakland/SJ), cafés, taquerías & restaurants.
  • Students participate in cultural activities on a regular basis.
  • Students also have the opportunity to participate in contests (French National Contest, consulate, professional) and other events to demonstrate their language proficiency.
  • Students use “realia” or authentic materials, newspaper articles, pictures, movies, short video & music clips, literature & technology in the classroom for student to learn & to demonstrate acquisition of language.
  • Teachers facilitate students in peer tutoring and other intervention activities, such as one-on-one assistance, group tutoring, parent-teacher conferences.
  • Level 1 through Honors /Advanced Placement in French (4H, 5AP, 6 Civilization & Culture of the French-speaking World); Spanish 1-3, AP Spanish Language & Culture; Levels 1-4 in Mandarin Chinese.

10 REASONS TO TAKE A WORLD LANGUAGE

  1. Make new friends and expand your mind.
  2. Become a more globally-viable businessperson.
  3. Understand the world and your own language better.
  4. Study, travel, & work abroad.
  5. Gain a competitive edge in a global economy.
  6. Discover other cultures beyond your world.
  7. Improve your skills in your own language & other subjects.
  8. Increase your results in standardized tests.
  9. Meet college recommendations (at least 3 years of the same language for limited proficiency; 4 years preferred, including Honors/AP.)
  10. Receive a California State Seal of Biliteracy.
Contact O. Campos  O. Campos (510) 796-1776 ex: 57313 Spanish Teacher
Contact A. Carel  A. Carel (510) 796-1776 ex: 57319 Teacher
Contact Madame Cooper  Madame Cooper (510) 796-1776 ex: 57315 French Teacher
Contact L. Huang  L. Huang (510) 796-1776 ex: 57020 Teacher
Contact H. Morales Velez  H. Morales Velez (510) 796-1776 ex: 57318 Teacher
Contact J. Navarrete  J. Navarrete (510) 796-1776 ex: 57314 Teacher
Contact A. Reid  A. Reid (510) 796-1776 ex: 57019 Spanish Teacher
Contact C. Riley  C. Riley (510) 796-1776 ex: 57316 Spanish Teacher