Spanish with Srta. Torres


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Ms. Kathleen Torres

BA in Spanish, Michigan State University

MA in Spanish Language and Cultures, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)


Phone: 630-428-6000 ext. 4834

IPSD 204 recognizes the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program to honor high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. A second language proficiency level of Intermediate-High, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), is required. For more information, please click on the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy button.

Seal of Biliteracy Test Dates and Times for 2019:

  • AAPPL Test #1: 01/19/19 (8AM - 1PM) - Registration deadline: 01/10/19
  • AAPPL Test #2: 02/16/19 (8AM - 1PM) - Registration deadline: 02/07/19

Course Information


Google Classroom

Expectations & class rules:

Spanish Activities at Neuqua

Check out the different ways students can expand their linguistic and cultural knowledge at Neuqua!

Promo #2 Club de Español

El Club de Español

Spanish Club welcomes ALL students - they do not need to be taking Spanish - to come participate in our fun cultural activities!

Contact Ms. Lucy Tiffin at for more information.

Fun pics & facts: Curriculum night (passing periods)

¡Vamos a España! - JUNE 2019

Travel is a very valuable experience for students where they can not only test out their language skills, but also learn about and appreciate other cultures and history. Come with us as we explore another Spanish-speaking country!

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

SHH is a selective academic, cultural and service-based national student group sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Admittance and participation is based on a variety of national and local standards, including (but not limited to) overall and Spanish GPAs, teacher recommendation, a commitment to service hours and biweekly meetings.

Interested students currently in Spanish 3 or above should talk with their Spanish teacher or Ms. Torres, sponsor for SHH at Neuqua, in October/November.

Extra Spanish Help

Academic Resource: Please click on the document below to see all available times/places for one-on-one Spanish feedback and help with a Spanish teacher and/or Spanish Honor Society peer tutor.

Extra help - Spanish 2018-2019

Practice at home: Students can use the list of extensive online Recursos útiles (Useful online resources) found via Google Classroom.*

After school: Check with Ms. Torres if you'd like to meet with her after school.

Private tutors: Please e-mail Ms. Torres if you'd like a list of private tutors.

Check out a few of Srta. Torres' favorite groups below:

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.

If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

- Nelson Mandela -

Spanish-speaking countries/places Srta. Torres has been to - how many flags can you identify?

(Fun facts: I've lived in two and have traveled with students from Neuqua to three!)