Foreign Language DepartmentMs. Jennifer DonaldsonRoom 146FrenchMr. Lucio MeraRoom 144Spanish
Mrs. Nita VelardeRoom 144Spanish
Students studying a second language are provided rich opportunities to develop a knowledge and appreciation of other cultures and a tolerance and acceptance of the cultural differences of various peoples. Students enrolled in second language classes are encouraged to use listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills both in and out of the classroom. In addition to a strong foundation in English grammar and spelling, a student must have a desire to learn another language, an ability to memorize and retain material, stay focused during class activities, devote time for daily homework and participate in daily oral conversation in the target language. Instructor recommendation, a department assessment or other qualifications as approved by the division chair will determine exceptions and placement in levels beyond the first year of study.
Some of the second language opportunities available are exchange programs, honor societies, clubs and competitions. Two credits of Second Language are required for graduation.