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World Languages

The goal of the world language department is to equip students with the linguistic and cultural tools necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global society. This involves not only developing proficiency in one or more foreign languages, but also cultivating a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures, histories and perspectives represented by those languages.

Spanish, French and Mandarin are taught at Marian. The study of language encourages diversity and allows students to develop an appreciation for different cultures so that Marian girls can continue to be leaders in a rapidly expanding, global society.


 

Objectives

Students who successfully complete a Marian world language course will be able to:

  1. Students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to communicate effectively, navigate cross-cultural interactions, and develop a broader, more nuanced understanding of the world around them.

  2. Students will be encouraged to explore their own identities and perspectives while also learning from and engaging with others.

  3. Students will foster global citizenship and promote mutual understanding and respect across linguistic and cultural boundaries.

Requirements

Students are required to take two years of the same language.

Courses Offered

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World Languages Department Faculty

Amanda Pritchard

Amanda Pritchard

Chair, World Languages
John Paul Franco

John Paul Franco

Teacher, World Languages
Caitlin Gaule

Caitlin Gaule

Teacher, World Languages
Emma Mills

Emma Mills

Mandarin Teacher, World Languages
Janet Tuttle

Janet Tuttle

Teacher, World Languages

 

Extracurricular Opportunities

Global Seal of Biliteracy Program 

We credential with the Global Seal of Biliteracy. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential that conveys proficiency with language skills in two or more languages for our qualifying candidates. This credential offers a competitive advantage for bilingual individuals by helping them earn scholarships, higher pay, advanced placement, increased study abroad opportunities and so much more. To learn more about the Global Seal of Biliteracy visit www.theglobalseal.com.

National French Honor Society

La Société Honoraire de Français recognizes outstanding scholarship in the study of French language.  The chapter provides a vehicle for focusing activities around French language and culture. Members demonstrate citizenship through service learning and benefit from myriad chapter benefits such as participation in the annual writing contest and eligibility for annual travel grants. Membership requires  a 90% average or higher in French throughout their secondary school study and an 80% average or higher in all other secondary school subjects.

National Spanish Honor Society

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica recognizes high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and promotes interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies. Eligible students must maintain an honor average in the study of Spanish for a minimum of three semesters 

World Language Club

Allows students to experience a greater awareness and understanding of the language, literature and cultures of the French and Spanish-speaking world. 

World Languages

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