World Language

Jackson-Reed offers language instruction in Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish.

Notes for Path A(Non-Native Speakers)

  1. A student who is not a speaker of Spanish and/or does not come from a bilingual program with no credits in Spanish, should be enrolled in Spanish I and follow Path A.
  2. Students who bring credit for Spanish I and Spanish II, should be placed in Spanish III.
  3. Students who come from the Oyster-Adams bilingual program should take Advanced Spanish Language & Literacy and follow the rest of path A.
  4. After AP Spanish Language they are encouraged to either take AP Spanish Literature or Postconial Literatures from the Spanish-speaking World.
  5. Students who finished AP Spanish Literature and want to continue exploring themes from a literary, historical and/or film perspective, can take Postcolonial Literatures from the Spanish-speaking world

Notes for Path B (Heritage Speakers)

 

  1. Spanish-speaking students who are recent arrivals need to be tested to determine what class they will be placed into based on their literacy skills.
  2. Students who come from Deal usually bring credit for Spanish Heritage Language I and II, so should be in Spanish Heritage Language III.
  3. Many Spanish Heritage I students take the AP Spanish language exam, and then move into AP Spanish Literature or Postcolonial Literatures from the Spanish-speaking world .
  4. If a student in Spanish Heritage Language III needs or wants a slower pace of study, they will take AP Spanish Language & Culture next or Postcolonial Literatures from the Spanish-speaking World. Ms. Vázquez-Gil sends a list of those students to counselors, so they are aware of the change.
  5. There is a small group of Spanish-speaking students who come from Hardy Middle School with credit for Spanish I since they do not have a Heritage Language Program. Those students are enrolled in Spanish Heritage Language II at J-R High School if they choose to continue with Spanish.
  6. Any other student from a Spanish-speaking background who wants to take Spanish needs to be tested to see what level of the language the student falls in.

 

Course Descriptions

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Notes

  • World Languages course placement is based on student proficiency levels and does not align with grade levels.
  • Freshmen should not be enrolled in AP Language courses. They can be enrolled in the Advanced Language & Literacy courses with permission from the instructor or department chair.
  • Freshmen coming from middle school with 2.0 credits can be enrolled in Level III.
  • For Spanish, there are multiple scenarios that need to be considered – please see that section for specifics.

Staff

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Yin Chang

Chinese Teacher

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Anna Foxen

French Teacher

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Simona Gerhardt

Italian Teacher

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Julie Leogal

French Teacher
Department Chair

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Victor Martinez

Spanish Teacher

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Susana Rincon

Spanish Teacher

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Javier Salas

Spanish Teacher

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Isabel Vazquez-Gil

Spanish Teacher

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Liwen Zhou

Chinese Teacher