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World Language Faculty

  Carlos Cooper (562) 423-1471 ex: 2739 Teacher-German
  Terri Houser (562) 423-1471 ex: 2731 Teacher, World Language Department Head
  Michael Kafka (562) 423-1471 ex: 2854 World Language Teacher
  Arturo Maldonado (562) 423-1471 ex: 2876 World Language Teacher
  Kindra Mosher (562) 423-1471 ex: Dance Room 2215 Spanish 2425 Dance Director/Teacher; Spanish Teacher
  Rosalia Rodriguez (562) 423-1471 ex: 2404 Spanish Teacher

World Language

íBienvenidos! íWillkommen!

Welcome to the Jordan High School Foreign Language website. Although not considered one of the core subjects, Foreign Language is an important part of a student's academic experience. A year of foreign language meets the fine arts requirement for graduation, and four-year colleges require a minimum of two years of a language other than English.

In addition to gaining linguistic skills, foreign language students gain insight into the cultural aspects of the people that speak the target language. They develop insight into the nature of the language and make connections between the language studied and other disciplines. Speaking a second language can create employment opportunities in today's competitive global workforce.

 Jordan students have the opportunity to study Spanish and this year we are also offering two sections of German. Spanish heritage speakers (those that are already able to converse in Spanish), wishing to increase their proficiency in reading and writing, can elect Spanish for Spanish Speakers. For more information about each of these options, please refer to the links on this page.

Foreign Language Vision Statement

Language and communication are at the hear of every human experience. The United States must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate in our democratic society and abroad. This is the philosophy of our country's national standards on foreign language learning. The standard call for a future in which all students are well-versed in English and at least one other language, modern or classical. The national standards also say that children that come from non-English speaking backgrounds should further develop their skills in their first language.