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Foreign Language Department

Graduation Requirements
Students must complete two consecutive years in the same foreign language.

Instructors
Mrs. Janice Fox                    Mr. Matthew Streitmatter                Ms. Ruiqi Huang (Rita)
Chair                                                                                                           
                                                Spanish                                        French                                      Chinese
                                        412-751-2020 ext. 326             412-751-2020 ext. 305                412-751-2020 ext. 323
                                           foxj@serrahs.org                 streitmatterm@serrahs.org                   ritah@serrahs.org
                                          Mrs. Fox's Website

Course Offerings
 GradeSpanish French Chinese 
 9Spanish 1
(Level 3/5)
French 1
(Level 3/5)
Chinese
(Level 5)
 10Spanish 2
(Level 3/5) 
French 2
(Level 3/5) 
Chinese 2
(Level 5) 
 11Spanish 3
(Level 3/5) 
French 3
(Level 3/5) 
Chinese 3
(Level 5) 
 12    Spanish 4* 
(Level 3/7)
French 4
(Level 3/5) 
Chinese 4
(Level 5)
 

*Denotes classes that are available for "College In High School" credit

Department Highlights
The Foreign Language Department works hard to draw in the students and engage them, especially in the first year.  The Foreign Language Department is able to engage the students in cultural activities.
The Foreign Language Department gives students an opportunity to learn culture, grammar, and history of the target language and its countries.
Students not only begin to communicate--speak, read, and write--in the target language, but they are also offered the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture--the music, food, religious traditions, and dress of that language.
The Foreign Language Department is now offering Chinese 1, Chinese 2, Chinese 3 and Chinese 4, Chinese Language and Culture to all students.  We are proud to offer this program through the Confucius Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.

Technology
  • All foreign language classes invoice various media
  • Videos for reinforcement of vocabulary or grammar points
  • Listening activities for further development of comprehension and listening skills
  • Songs and music from the target languages for cultural immersion
  • Interactive whiteboard software, including games, puzzles, and interactive activities, for students to easily see the activities and examples
  • An interactive board, for students to interact using different fonts, colors, and styles when completing activities