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Modern Language Deparment

The Modern Language department seeks to promote the benefits of personal enrichment, career advancements, multi-cultural awareness, and international understanding enhanced through the study of a modern language.  The programs are demanding and require a significant amount of self-discipline.  Although essential for the college-bound student, modern language classes are open to all students who are willing to work hard in order to learn how to communicate in a language other than English.  

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Modern Languages Locker
8/25/16 9:41 PM

Modern Languages

Contact Leo Chang  Leo Chang (626) 934-4504 Math/Foreign language- Mandarin
Contact Miguel Hinojosa  Miguel Hinojosa (626) 934-4499 Spanish
Contact Maria Johnson  Maria Johnson (626) 934-4562 Spanish
Contact Johana Ortega-Carcamo  Johana Ortega-Carcamo (626) 934-4561 Spanish
Contact Liz Orth  Liz Orth (626) 934-4580 Spanish/Foreign Language Dept Chair
Contact Ricardo Recinos  Ricardo Recinos (626) 934-4400 Spanish
Contact Eilene Shin  Eilene Shin (626) 934-4501 Korean
Contact Suzanna Wann  Suzanna Wann (626) 934-4560 Mandarin

National Standards of Foreign Language and CCS

ALIGNMENT OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR LEARNING LANGUAGES WITH THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

Performance Expectations

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects contains four strands: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.  These four strands are represented in the National Standards for Learning Languages by the Communication standards (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and the level of proficiency demonstrated.   In addition, the standards of the other four goals areas for learning languages – Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities – also support and are aligned with the Common Core.  These standards describe the expectations to ensure all students are college-, career-, and world-ready.

Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening are captured in the standards for learning languages’ goal area ofCommunication, by emphasizing the purpose behind the communication:

  • Interpersonal (speaking-listening or writing-reading)

  • Interpretive (reading, listening, viewing)

  • Presentational (writing, speaking, visually representing)

Language is described in proficiency levels that outline three key benchmarks achieved in world language programs given sufficient instruction over time:

  • Novice (the beginning level, regardless of age or grade) 

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Download Alignment of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages with the Common Core State Standards.(PDF, rev. 8/2016)

Foreign Language Tutoring Schedule

Mrs. Johnson Rm. D19

  • Spanish - After school by appointment

Mrs. Liu Rm. D16

  • Chinese - Monday through Friday during lunch

Mrs. Moubarek Rm. D18

  • Spanish - Fridays after 7th period and by request

Mrs. Orth Rm. G7

  • Spanish - Wednesdays after 7th period and by request

Mr. Recinos Rm. B4

  • Spanish - Tuesdays and Thursdays before school

Mrs. Shin Rm. B6B

  • Korean - Monday through Thursday during lunch & Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 or by appointment

Mrs. Wong

  • Chinese/Mandarin - Monday through Friday during lunch and after school by appointment

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Día de la Raza

Textbooks Online

Spanish 1, 2, 2H, 3 & 3H

Username: Trecinos6

Password:  Wildcats

 

AP Spanish Literature & Culture

Username:  Trecinos7

Password:  Wildcats

 

Courses Offered

Chinese 1

Chinese 2

Chinese 3

Mand Hl/1st Yr

Mand Hl/2nd Yr

AP Chinese Language & Culture

Korean 1

Korean 2

Korean 3

Korean 4

Spanish 1

Spanish 2 & 2H

Spanish 3 & 3H

Spanish 1S

Spanish 2S

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP Spanish Literature & Culture

 

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