Spanish National Honor Society celebrated Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), when families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a reunion.
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.
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.
AMSA inducted 14 students into the school's chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society at a ceremony on March 22. The event included remarks by Mr. Nawrocki and inspiring speech by Ms. Arteaga! Watch the ceremony video here.
In honor of Women's History Month 2023, Ms. Arteaga's AP Spanish students researched Hispanic American women who were trailblazers in their fields. Students wrote biographies in both Spanish and English. Click here to see webpage with bios.
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
AMSA's Spanish National Honor Society created this display featuring prominent Latinx leaders, authors, entertainers, and athletes for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Congratulations -- Gratulationes! Félicitacion! ¡Felicidades! -- to AMSA world language students who attained national recognition for excellent performances on the National French, Latin and Spanish exams.
The award recognizes students who have achieved proficiency in English as well as one or more additional languages.
In honor of Women's History Month, Ms. Arteaga's AP Spanish students researched Hispanic American women who were trailblazers in their fields.
For National Foreign Language Week, the Spanish National Honor Society and French Club decorated the canvas panels in the White Building.
Congratulations to 25 students inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica!
Recognizes students who demonstrate proficiency in English and any other language.
JCL gives out friendship bracelets attached to Latin quotes.
MSA students earned many medals on the national French, Latin and Spanish exams this spring!
A fascinating interdisciplinary project between Latin and Art classes is examining the concept of “self.”
We’re proud of all the students honored at last week’s World Language Ceremony!
Designing Roman pets for year-long project called "Quis ego sum" (Who am I).
Each day during morning announcements, a student says "good morning and have a great day" in a different language.
Congratulations to 25 AMSA Lower School students who earned medals and certificates.
That energetic music you heard was Spanish teacher Karin Heisler leading a Zumba class.