World Languages

Administrator: Karen DuBerkeSecretary: Liz CloudPhone: (626) 821-1759Department Chair: Cheryl Lopez

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.

Interested in World Languages at Arcadia High School? Look through the slides below to find out more information about our program!

2024 World Languages
2024-2025 Curriculum Guide

Interested in Japanese?

Japanese Brochure 2-17-21 2.pdf

Ms. Summers explains 

the benefits of learning japanese

Interested in French?

Why Take French at Arcadia High School - student testimonials

AHS World Language Teachers

Marisa Gaeta-Catano

Cynthia Delgado

Stephanie Huang

Nathalie Krikorian

Cynthia Latham

Cheryl Lopez

Ivy Martinez

Guadalupe Rodriguez

Samantha Silverman

Tomoko Snyder

Jessica Summers

Christina Vaughan

Angela Yu