Foreign Language

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Foreign Language Bubbles
Incoming 9th graders who wish to enroll in level 2 of a Foreign Language must first complete an online self-assessment. Students wishing to enroll in level 3 or above should contact department head Dawn Williams at dawilliams@osd.wednet.edu.

This survey will help you determine your readiness for level 2. Click here to access the survey.

All foreign language classes require a notebook. Your teacher will advise you as to what type of notebook she requires. If this is a financial burden, please talk to her directly. Due to a generous grant from the Olympia Education Association we can help with this.

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Wouldn't it be great if you could...Foreign Language Collage

  • make friends from around the world?
  • talk to online buddies in their own language?
  • help someone understand directions, get medical help or find something they're looking for?
  • better understand English grammar?
  • experience another culture without ever leaving home?
  • talk with other people your own age when you do travel?
  • do better academically in all your classes?
  • OHS Foreign Language classes can help you do all this and more!

 

The Olympia High School Foreign Language Department is committed to these Common Learning Outcomes for all students:

 

Communicate

Learners are able to exchange ideas and information through intentional listening, speaking, signing, reading, writing or presenting.

Connections

Learners are able to make connections with other disciplines and to diverse perspectives and cultures.

Communities

Learners set goals and reflect on their progress and using languages for enjoyment, enrichment and advancement.

Cultures

Learners will understand the practices and products in order to function in a diverse global society.

Comparisons

Learners can compare languages and cultures in order to become critical thinkers and responsible global citizens.


 

Links:

Start talking! Click here to practice basic vocabulary in many languages! You might find that studying Spanish, Japanese, German, French or Latin is a little different than studying other subjects. Check out the links below for tips on how to study a foreign language:



Online Study Tools:




Olympia High School Foreign Language Staff:

Anna Beraun

Spanish Teacher
aberaun@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 596-7313

Kate Chan

Spanish Teacher
kchan@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 596-7246
Website

Kim Crites

American Sign Language Teacher
kcrites@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 464-462

Erica Kinsel

French Teacher
ekinsel@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 596-7339

Mary McNamera

Spanish Teacher

mmcnamar@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 596-7301

Heather Murphy

Spanish Teacher
hmurphy@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 596-7331
Website

 

Dawn Williams

German Teacher
dawilliams@osd.wednet.edu
(360) 596-7282
Website