World Languages

Administrator: Bonnie Cervantes

Secretary: Marianne vonKriegenbergh

Phone: (626) 821-1778

Department Chair: Karen DuBerke

The primary goal of the World Languages Department is to give students the opportunity to become familiar with a language other than their own. Students will learn to use, understand and communicate in a new language, in its spoken and written form. Through the language, students will learn the cultural heritage of other lands and become acquainted with customs, values, and beliefs of other people. The study of another language enhances one’s awareness of the structure of the English language. We also offer a course in Chinese that is intended for students who can prove oral proficiency but have only basic writing skills. In order to graduate, a student must pass either 10 credits of a world language or 10 credits of fine arts, or a combination thereof.

AHS Curriculum Guide

Click below to read current world language course descriptions

interested in japanese?

Click below to learn more

Japanese Brochure 2-17-21 2.pdf

Ms. Summers explains

the benefits of learning japanese

IMG_1073.mp4

AHS World Language Teachers

Hiroko Arndt

harndt@ausd.net

Karen DuBerke

kduberke@ausd.net

Marisa Gaeta-Catano

mgaeta-catano@ausd.net

Julie Jong

jjong@ausd.net

Nathalie Krikorian

nkrikorian@ausd.net

Stephanie Huang

shuang@ausd.net

Cynthia Latham

clatham@ausd.net

Cheryl Lopez

clopez@ausd.net

Ivy Martinez

imartinez@ausd.net

Guadalupe Rodriguez

grodriguez@ausd.net

Samantha Silverman

ssilverman@ausd.net

Jessica Summers

jsummers@ausd.net

Christina Vaughan

cvaughan@ausd.net