• Thank you for visiting - Huan Ying - Merci de votre visite - Gracias por visitar
    The mission of the World Language Department at Seaholm High School is to educate students in the acquisition of a new language and its respective culture. In our classes, our students learn to listen, read, write and speak in the target language, while also gaining relevant cultural insight and experience. This learning will help students become reflective, compassionate, and honorable members of our interdependent global society. 

    Our staff is committed to teaching the 5 C's of Foreign Language Learning, as outlined in the National Standards in Foreign Language Education: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
    "As language teachers, we dream of inspiring our students to practice autonomously and make human connections outside of the classroom." -T. Hoy

    Program Presentation - Link

    Program Presentation

    Program Presentation - Link

    Department News
    • Spanish Honor Society Applications - Applications for 2022-23 are now open and are due April 6, 2022 @ 3:00PM. 

    • Congratulations - November Student of the Month Awards have been announced. See the Department Awards page for details. 

    • Welcome to Seaholm - We are welcoming our new staff member - Ms. Bartlett. She will be teaching Spanish 2 and 3. ¡Bienvenida!

    • Trip to Perú - We are sad to announce that due to the health situation, we will not be able to take the Spring Break trip to Perú. Please see Ms. Menna for details. 

    • Trip to France - We are saddened to report that due to extreme caution with the current health situation, the 2020 trip to France has been postponed until Spring Break 2021. Please see Mme. Marx for details. 

    • Welcome 8th grade parents Welcome to Seaholm. Please lets us know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. In the meantime, here is a link to our program presentation.  

    • Thank you and good luck - We would like to thank Ms. Russo for her efforts and hard work the last two years. We will certainly miss you at Seaholm and wish you the best of luck in your new position. 

    • Spanish textbooks - Starting in the first trimester of the 2019-20 school year, Spanish students who use the "Vistas" textbook will not be checking out a book from the Media Center. This includes students in levels 1, 2 and 3, and some level 4 students. The physical textbooks will be replaced by online versions of the book. Your teacher will have more information. 

    • More News? Follow us on Twitter @SeaholmWL

    Spanish National Honor Society
    Want to enhance your college applications and improve your Spanish at the same time? Come join the Seaholm Spanish National Honor Society! This elite club is a great way to meet other Spanish students, get involved in the community, and engage in Hispanic cultural events. Applications can be found on the Seaholm World Language Website or in Sra. Menna’s room (F-108). Applications for the 2020-21 school year a available now (LINK). Please see Sra. Menna or Profe Hladki for more information. You can find the SNHS Bylaws HERE.  


    Please ask us about our travel opportunities. Students and teachers have traveled to multiple countries and trips are currently scheduled to France and Peru. See Mme Marx (French) and Sra Menna (Spanish) for details.
    French BA CEO
    LINKS STAFF 2021-22   
    Natural Born Linguists: What Drives Multi-Language Speakers? Mr. Dodge (née Finn) e-mail
    The Guardian Ms. Hladki e-mail
    The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals Ms. Marx e-mail
    The New York Times Ms. Meleca e-mail
    Twenty-five Reasons to Study Foreign Languages Ms. Menna e-mail
    Auburn University  Mr. Torres (DH) e-mail
    Why Study a Foreign Language? Ms. Wang e-mail
    Harvard University    
    Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain Staff Alumni  
    Huff Post Mr. Alexander Ms. Nienstadt
    How to Learn a Foreign Language Ms. Bartlett Ms. Palizzi
    University of Michigan Ms. Billinger Ms. Quenaudon
    Key Factors Behind Learning a Foreign Language Ms. Burgess Ms. Rodríguez
    Kansas State University Ms. DeSimone Ms. Russo
    The Significance of Learning another Language Ms. Dorre Ms. Sun
    The Runner Mr. Erazo Ms. Urian
    How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance Ms. Gerlach Ms. Valin
    The Conversation Ms. Gilson Ms. M. Wang
    Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains Ms. Maliszewski Ms. Whalen
    KQED.org Ms. Mayman  
    Should Your Student Take 4 Years of Foreign Language?    
    TheCollegeMoneyGuys.com (Thanks to Ms. Menna)    

    Vistas problems?
    Are you having trouble recovering your login or password for the "Vistas" website? Your online textbook account is active for three years, so you don't need to create a new account if you created one last year (or the year before). You can contact Vista Higher Learning by emailing tech support or calling their toll-free number.

    Email: techsupport@vistahigherlearning.com
    Phone: 800-248-2813

    All you need is your name, the name of your high school, and the name of your textbook.


    Video: Why study languages?
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