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World Language

Chinese Class | French Classes | Latin Classes | Spanish Classes | Jr. High Classes

Each student is required to take two years of a world language. Although students may begin a first or second world language at any point in their high school career, it is recommended that students begin as freshmen in order to take advantage of the full four-year curriculum. Many public and private universities require a minimum of two years of high school language study for admission. Studying a language for three or four years may exempt students from university exit requirements. Each university is different, so direct specific questions to the guidance department.

 

Chinese

Click here to view information about  Chinese I, II, and III classes (yearlong) in our Senior High Program of Studies.

French

Click here to view information about French I, II, III, IV, and V, and AP classes (yearlong) in our Senior High Program of Studies.

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Latin

Click here to view information about Latin I, II, III, IV, and V classes (yearlong) in our Senior High Program of Studies.   

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Spanish

Click here to view information about Español Para Hispanohablantes for native speakers or Spanish immersion school alumni and Spanish I, Advanced Spanish I and Spanish II, III, IV, V, Honors and AP classes (all yearlong) in our Senior High Program of Studies.

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Jr. High Curriculum

Introduction to Language

Through the study of Latin, students increase their English vocabulary, develop verbal abilities and learn skills that can be applied to future world language study. Students study Roman history and culture, and learn about the importance of Latin in English and in the Romance languages.

Year-long course required of 7th graders.

French

This first-level French course offers students a balanced approach to language-learning giving careful attention to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will gain cross-cultural awareness and compare and contrast the cultures of French-speaking countries and their contributions to the global society. Students will learn to talk about themselves, their families and interests as well as explore units on schools, cuisine and shopping. Teaching and learning methods actively engage students in a variety of activities, which incorporate authentic materials, interactive technology, music, and films.

Year-long course open to 8th graders.

Latin

This beginning course introduces students to the Latin language and to Roman culture. Through written and spoken activities, students develop their ability to read and understand Latin. The connection of the Latin language to English is emphasized. This course is a continuation of Introduction to Language.

Year-long course open to 8th graders.

Spanish

This level I Spanish course introduces students to the culture and language of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, and exchange opinions on themes such as sports, hobbies, food, school-life, family, clothing, the house, community and staying healthy. Teaching and learning methods will actively engage students in a variety of activities, which focus on balancing the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. An interactive online textbook, vidoes and music are integrated in junior high Spanish.

Year-long course open to 8th graders.

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Sr. High World Language Curriculum

Jr. High World Language Curriculum

National Spanish Exam Results


World Language Teachers:

Rob Epler
Latin Teacher, NHS Adviser, Classics Club Adviser
952-927-4176, ext. 2220
Megan Hansen
World Language Teacher & Department Chairperson, Jr. High Spanish Teacher, National Language Honor Society Adviser, Assistant Track & Field Coach
952-927-4176, ext. 2262
Amy Jo Hyde
World Language Teacher, Jr. High French Teacher, Jr. High Student Council Adviser
952-927-4176, ext. 2232
Eric Luna Martin
Senior High Spanish Teacher
Matthew McMerty-Brummer
World Language Teacher
952-927-4176, ext. 2234
Mary Murray
World Language Teacher, 9th Grade Girls’ Soccer Coach, National Spanish Exam Coordinator, AP Spanish Language and Culture Reader, Mock Trial Advisor
952-927-4176, ext. 2298
Katy Obrien
Senior High Spanish Teacher
Frédérique Salmon Toft
French Teacher
952-927-4176 ext. 2230
Li Sun
Junior/Senior High Chinese Teacher
952-927-4176, ext. 2263
 
2501 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416     952-927-4176