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!

 

OHS Foreign Language Department’s Phenomenal Five:

We, as a department, operate on the following principles:

  • We emphasize conversation, exchange of information, the expression of feelings and emotions and the exchange of opinions.
  • We foster an appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
  • We encourage students to discover connections with their learning throughout other disciplines.
  • We facilitate the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of language and culture.
  • We strive to help our students recognize the value of language studies to their personal, professional and social interactions.

 

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:



 

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