• 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
    • 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. 

    • Spanish National Honor Society Applications (2020-21 school year) - Applications are now available (LINK). See Ms. Menna if you have any questions.
    • 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. 

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    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
    Natural Born Linguists: What Drives Multi-Language Speakers? 2020-21     
    The Guardian Ms. Billinger e-mail • web page
    The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals Mr. Finn e-mail • web page
    The New York Times Ms. Hladki e-mail • web page
    Twenty-five Reasons to Study Foreign Languages Ms. Marx e-mail • web page
    Auburn University  Ms. Meleca e-mail • web page
    Why Study a Foreign Language? Ms. Menna e-mail • web page
    Harvard University Mr. Torres e-mail web page
    Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain Ms. Urian e-mail • web page
    Huff Post Ms. Wang, J.  e-mail • web page
    How to Learn a Foreign Language      
    University of Michigan      
    Key Factors Behind Learning a Foreign Language Staff Alumni    
    Kansas State University Mr. Alexander   Ms. Nienstadt
    The Significance of Learning another Language Ms. Burgess   Ms. Palizzi
    The Runner Ms. DeSimone   Ms. Quenaudon
    How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance Ms. Dorre   Ms. Rodríguez
    The Conversation Mr. Erazo   Ms. Russo
    Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains Ms. Gerlach   Ms. Sun
    KQED.org Ms. Gilson   Ms. Valin
    Should Your Student Take 4 Years of Foreign Language? Ms. Maliszewski   Ms. M. Wang
    TheCollegeMoneyGuys.com (Thanks to Ms. Menna) Ms. Mayman   Ms. Whalen

    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?
    (University of Birmingham)


    Video: The benefits of a bilingual brain

    How Intention Will Improve Your Language Learning
    Lindsay Williams