Welcome to the Great Valley World Language Department 
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     The limits of my language are the limits of my world.-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
    Patricia Carlini x22120
    Lynne Dore x22124
    Susan Ostien x22126
    Yvonne Bauer    x22116
    Barbara Goodale x22307
    Erik Beck x22115
    Maria Berryman   x22131
    Erin Catalano x22123
    Andrea DeZelaya x22128

    Jeffery Spicer, Department Chair



Course Offerings 
The World Language Department offers modern language courses in French, German and Spanish as well as the classical language Latin.  All languages are offered from levels 1 through 5/AP.  The prerequisite for advancing from one level to the next is a final average of 73% or higher from each preceding level and and 80% or higher for advancing from level 4 to AP.
Dual Credit   
Level 4 courses in French, German and Spanish also have the option of earning transferable dual credit in association with Montgomery County Community College. The credits earned are transferable to many different colleges and universities.  SAT subject tests in each of these languages are also recommended at the conclusion of level 4 courses.
Study Abroad 
Study abroad programs for all four languages are also available on a periodic basis for .5 credit.  Students travel during the GVHS Spring Break or the summer break.  Students must attend evening pre-travel seminars consisting of language practice, the practices of international travel, and information about sites to be visited including government, culture, and economics.  The course is available by application to a select number of qualified students in grades 10 through 12 and in level 3 or above who will be required to attend seminars from October to March for the spring trip and January to June for the summer trip.  Students are responsible for all expenses.