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    Welcome to the Great Valley World Language Department 
     
     
     ACTFL Image    World
         The limits of my language are the limits of my world.-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
     
    French  
        Meredith Rosa x22120
        Lynne Dore x22126
    German  
        Yvonne Bauer    x22116
    Latin  
        Barbara Goodale x22307
    Spanish  
        Erik Beck x22115
        Maria Berryman   x22131
        Erin Catalano x22123
        Jeremy Rudolph x22128
        Jeffery Spicer, Department Chair x22127
     

     

    Course Offerings 
    The World Language Department offers modern language courses in French, German and Spanish as well as the classical language Latin.  Unless otherwise noted in the Program of Studies, all languages are offered from levels 1 through 5/AP.  The prerequisite for advancing from levels 1 through 3 is a final average of 70% or higher from each preceding level and and 80% or higher for advancing from level 4 Honors to level 5 Honors or AP.
     
    Dual Credit   
    Level 4 Standard/Honors and also Level 5 Honors courses in French, German and Spanish may 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.  Please consult with the counseling department to find out about availability for a particular language. 
    *SAT subject tests in French, German, Latin, and Spanish are also recommended at the conclusion of all level 4 courses. Note that participation in this program is not in addition to but rather instead of taking the AP test. Please see your appropriate langauge teacher or your guidance counselor for more details about this program.
     
    Study Abroad 
    Study abroad programs for all four languages are also periodically available for .5 credit.  Students travel during the GVHS Spring Break or the summer break depending on program offering.  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 who maintain active registration in language level 3 or above. Students selected for the trip are required to attend seminars from October to March for a spring trip and January to June for a summer trip.  Students are responsible for all expenses.