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World Languages

The department of World Languages emphasizes the integration of oral proficiency, communication in the target language, and grammatical sequences in order to create a solid foundation in the language.All students are capable of learning a 2nd language! It is highly recommended that all students elect a world language by ninth grade and that the same language be continued as colleges value this in their admissions process.

Our objectives are for every student to:

  • Develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
  • Compare their own language and culture with another.
  • Make connections with other subject areas.
  • Participate in communities at home and around the world in other languages.

Through the use of communicative activities, technology, reading, writing and the study of grammar, students develop a working knowledge of the target language that is useful in the current global society in which we live.

World Languages Dept. News


Four of AMSA's high school students earned a silver "Maxima Cum Laude" medal on the National Latin Exam taken last month. Medal winners included ninth graders Cameron Durant, Jackson Molloy and Matthew Rodriguez and 10th grader Lucas Budiansky. In addition, the following students earned a "magna cum laude" certificate: Gabe Casanas, Violet Hackett, Molly Hauri and Vatsal Patel.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Spanish National Honor Society celebrated Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday when families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a reunion. Ms. Makynen helped students decorate mini skulls in bright colors, a tradition meant to celebrate the departed souls.  photos

2021 Spanish Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Poet Cesar Sanchez Beras Visits AP Spanish Class
Latin-Art Project About Self
2019 French Honor Society Induction
Zumba Dancing in Spanish Club!
French Club Kahoot Trivia Game