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CHINESE (MANDARIN) · FRENCH · SPANISH
In today’s  interdependent world, communication and interaction with people in their own languages helps build positive relationships. In addition to the practical benefits of speaking other languages, knowledge of another language encourages different ways of viewing the world we share. The World Languages department is committed to promoting oral and written fluency while exposing students to the history and cultures of diverse regions united by a common language.
World Languages Mission Statement
We seek to develop confident, resilient language practitioners who:
  • develop skills about how to learn a language using different modalities, 
  • are not afraid to take risks, 
  • recognize that speaking is equally as important as writing, 
  • accept the challenge of reading for general content when they do not understand every word, 
  • apply the writing skills they’ve developed in all subject areas to the work they do in other languages, 
  • have tools for approaching literary texts, 
  • respect diversity within a linguistic group as well as individual countries, 
  • make connections between language learning and other disciplines, 
  • recognize the need for real world application and practice of language skills,
  • demonstrate skills in the five Cs: communication, connection, culture, community, and comparison.  

World Languages Faculty

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    Luke Alessandroni 

    Department Chair—Spanish Teacher

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    Beatriz de la Cruz Pinar 

    Spanish Teacher

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    Michael Deneui 

    Spanish Teacher

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    Ivonne Hernandez 

    Spanish Teacher

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    Min Larson 

    Mandarin Teacher

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    Regina Liu 

    Chinese Teacher

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    Paula McLaughlin 

    French Teacher

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    Laura Miglani 

    Spanish Teacher

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  • Photo of Alessandra Mpandenyama

    Alessandra Mpandenyama 

    Spanish Teacher

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    Rosa Zapatero 

    Spanish Teacher
    • Chinese-speaking countries

    • French-speaking countries

    • Spanish-speaking countries




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