World Language Department

  • Welcome:

    The Foreign Language Department offers courses in French, and Spanish languages. We aim to develop language proficiency and expand multi-cultural and global awareness in our students through the study of language, literature, media, and culture. We also encourage students to participate in French club, Spanish club, and/or Spanish Honor Society as a way of further expanding their language skills and developing cultural knowledge. Most students begin language study their freshman year, and are encouraged to continue for the four year program. Study abroad and field trip opportunities are available in the third and fourth years of study.

    Language quotes:

    "A different language is a different vision of life."

    Federico Fellini - Italian film director

    "No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive."
    Mohandas Gandhi - Indian spiritual leader

    "Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own."
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    "As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own."
    Margaret Mead - American anthropologist.

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  • Zinke
    Laura Zinke
    Department Lead

    480-839-4222 Ext. 68905

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