Thank you for visiting - Huan Ying - Merci de votre visite - Gracias por visitarWorld Language Department 2018/19 School YearThe 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
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Blue Ribbon Application
Desayunos are back - Please see the link from Sra. Russo - LINK. Meet other Spanish students, practice speaking in the target language, get tips on how to interact in the target culture, etc. Room F-110.
New courses - Beginning in 2019-20, students will have the option of signing up for Honors Chinese Perspectives and Honors French Perspectives. Previously, Honors Perspectives was only available in Spanish. But due to student demand and interest, Perspectives will be available in all spoken languages offered at Seaholm. Elegibility to enroll in the course is successful completion of level 4 of the language.
- Seal of Biliteracy - BPS is currently exploring the possibility of providing students with an opportunity to earn a seal of biliteracy with their diploma. Please come back for updates. In the meantime, please let us know if you are interested.
ASL program becomes permanent - Beginning in 2018-19, the American Sign Language program has become a permanent offering in Birmingham Public Schools. Prior to this year, ASL was available only as a pilot program. But approval has been granted for the program to continue on a permanent basis. Students from both, Seaholm and Groves, are welcome to enroll in the program. No previous experience is required.
Staffing - We welcome Mr. Finn as our new American Sign Language teacher, Ms. Palizzi as our new French teacher, and we welcome back Ms. Russo as our new Spanish AP and level 1 teacher. Congratulations to Ms. Hladki on being named Assisant Principal at Seaholm (¡Gracias por todo y enhorabuena!).
- Department pilots makerspace furniture - The World Language Department has been selected to pilot makerspace-room furniture. Students in room F-110 will be taking their language class in non-traditional seating arrangements and configurations. Our learners and teachers will provide feedback at the end of the year, for possible expansion of the furniture program.
The following linked document has been submitted as part of Seaholm's application for Blue Ribbon School status. LINKSpanish National Honor Society - Induction May 2018 Program
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 Profe Hladki’s room (F107). Applications for the 2018-19 school year are now available. Please see Profe. Hladki or Sra. Menna for more information. You can find the SNHS Bylaws here.8th Grade Curriculum Night - January 24, 2018Thank you for attending the 8th Grade Curriculum Night. Here is a link to the PowerPoint that we presented in the Media Center. Please feel free to email with any questions.Please ask us about our travel opportunities. French students traveled to France in Spring Break 2017 and hope to go back in 2019. Spanish students just returned from a Spring Break trip to Spain. See Mme Marx (French) and Sra Menna (Spanish) for details.
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