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 who maintain active registration in language level 3 or above. Students selected for the trip are also 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.