Thank you for visiting - Huan Ying - Merci de votre visite - Gracias por visitarWORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
Follow @SeaholmWLThe 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 - LinkDepartment 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.
- 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.
LINKS STAFF Natural Born Linguists: What Drives Multi-Language Speakers? Mr. Alexander • web page The Guardian Ms. Billinger on sabbatical The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals Mr. Finn • web page The New York Times Ms. Hladki • web page Twenty-five Reasons to Study Foreign Languages Ms. Marx • web page Auburn University Ms. Meleca • web page Why Study a Foreign Language? Ms. Menna • web page Harvard University Mr. Torres • web page Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain Ms. Urian • web page Huff Post Ms. Wang, J. • web page How to Learn a Foreign Language Ms. Wang, M. • web page University of Michigan Key Factors Behind Learning a Foreign Language Staff Alumni Kansas State University Ms. Burgess Ms. Nienstadt The Significance of Learning another Language Ms. DeSimone Ms. Palizzi The Runner Ms. Dorre Ms. Quenaudon How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance Mr. Erazo Ms. Rodríguez The Conversation Ms. Gerlach Ms. Russo Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains Ms. Gilson Ms. Sun KQED.org Ms. Maliszewski Ms. Valin Should Your Student Take 4 Years of Foreign Language? Ms. Mayman Ms. Whalen 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.
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