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World Languages

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Instructional Staff

 

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the World Languages Department is to equip students linguistically and culturally in a targeted world language, emphasizing the U.S. National Standards of:

 

  • Communication
  • Understanding of culture
  • Connection with other disciplines
  • Connection with other cultures
  • Participation in multilingual communities

     

    Course Offerings and Co-Curricular Activities

     

    These learning standards are achieved by developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a specific world language. To this purpose, the World Languages Department offers instruction in the following languages:

     

     

    WorldLanguageResourceCenter.jpgClassroom learning is enhanced by the World Language Resource Center where computer-aided instruction is provided by a set of dedicated PCs and a 32-station Tandberg Sanako 100 system. This fully digitized language learning system is designed to:

     

    • improve student listening comprehension
    • develop student speaking and pronunciation skills
    • enhance student self-monitoring and correction
    • provide real-time guidance and support for students from the teacher

     

    The World Language Resource Center is managed by Diane Clark, a certified paraprofessional.

     

    We also support the following co-curricular student clubs and activities: French Club, German Club, and Spanish Club.


    Student Learning Expectations (SLEs)

    The World Languages Department has adopted three of the seven ConVal Regional High School student learning expectations:

     

    • Effective Communication
    • Effective Use of Knowledge
    • Respect for Self and Others

     

    These SLEs are embedded in all courses that are offered by the department.

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    ConVal High School

    184 Hancock Road

    Peterborough NH 03458

    phone: 924-3869

    fax: 924-9176

     

    Sarah Krapohl

    Department Head

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