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“Learning a foreign language not only reveals how other societies think and feel, what they have experienced and value, and how they express themselves, it also provides a cultural mirror in which we can more clearly see our own society.” -Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch
“Learning a foreign language not only reveals how other societies think and feel, what they have experienced and value, and how they express themselves, it also provides a cultural mirror in which we can more clearly see our own society.” -Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch

North Haven High School

World Language Department

Here at North Haven High School we are proud to offer students many foreign language options:

 

Chinese                 French                 Italian                 Latin                 Spanish

 

Our faculty members are:

Lisette Campos, Department Coordinator, Spanish Teacher

Pilar Arboleda, Spanish Teacher

Olga Arbulú, Spanish Teacher

Karen Baptie, French and Spanish Teacher

Julie Buonasora, Italian and Latin Teacher

Alessandra Brownell, Italian Teacher

Carla DeStefanis, Italian and Spanish Teacher

Paula Galasso, Italian and Spanish Teacher

Li Latta, Chinese Teacher

Nancy Schreiber, Spanish Teacher

 

Our Department proudly aligns its teaching philosophy to the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) World-Readiness Standards and Common Core State Standards.  

 

Communication:  Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes

Cultures:  Interact with cultural competence and understanding

Connections:  Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career related situations

Comparisons:  Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence

Communities:  Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in  multilingual communities at home and around the world.

 

Additionally, we offer UConn Early College Experience courses in Spanish and Italian.  Advanced Placement French Language and Culture is offered to French students. These students also receive L4 credit at the high school.

 

Juniors and seniors with outstanding achievement can attain membership in the following World Language Honor Societies:

 

La Société Honoraire de Français

La Società Onoraria Italica

The National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society

La Sociedad Hispánica