World Languages

"To have another language is to possess a second soul." - Charlemagne 


Studying World Language

World language study creates more positive attitude and less prejudice toward all people. World language study leads to an appreciation of cultural diversity. By learning about other cultures and languages, we gain an understanding about our own culture. By obtaining a second language, we become global thinkers and are able to compete in the global economy. 



World Language Teacher Pages


AP Spanish Language 
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive experience with Spanish, and to provide the skills needed for taking the Spanish Language AP exam. Students will encounter advanced grammatical 
structures, reading of literary pieces, study of Hispanic culture, extensive writing and reading assignments, an emphasis on vocabulary development and frequent communicative activities. A significant 
amount of time outside of class is required for course work and study. Teaching and class discussion are in Spanish.

*This is an interactive distance learning class which will be streamed live from Foresthill High School through the internet.

World Language Placement Tests

The Spanish 1 Placement test will take place Monday, May 7th, 2018 in room 902 beginning at 2:10 p.m. All students wishing to enter Spanish 2 must take this test. You must sign up by May 1 to ensure your reservation.  Email Mrs. Adams at:  eadams@puhsd.k12.ca.us 

The ASL 1 Placement test for those students who have ASL knowledge and would like to challenge ASL 1 and be placed into ASL 2 will take place Monday May 7th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in room 114 (main hall).  You must email to notify if you want to be scheduled for this. Please contact Mrs. Campbell for a study guide
at 916-652-7243 ext 1114 or





In this introductory class you will learn the language by listening and responding physically to commands. You will begin to speak naturally after considerable exposure to listening. You will learn to talk about yourself, friends and family, community, likes and dislikes, and activities that you enjoy. You will learn to communicate in a foreign language class where you and the teacher speak Spanish in class.

In this class you will learn to communicate more proficiently in the present tense and begin to speak in the past tense. You will be able to identify foods, order in a restaurant and shop in a marketplace. You will read more in the foreign language and will improve your writing skills. You are to speak only Spanish in class.

In this class you will develop a more advanced level of speaking by reviewing and significantly expanding acquired vocabulary and verb tenses. You will improve your reading comprehension and writing ability by using the present, past, imperative and future verb tenses. 
Increased class participation and informal conversation only in Spanish is required.

In this advanced class you will become more proficient in the second language. You will continue to increase your vocabulary, study literature, compose compositions, and broaden your study of grammar. You will read literature representing the culture of the language you are studying and will learn to analyze and discuss topics evoked by stories.
American Sign Language l
In this introductory class you will learn the language by watching (receptive skills) and then respond physically to commands. You will begin to speak/sign (expressive skills) naturally after considerable exposure to listening/watching. You will learn to talk/sign about yourself, friends and family, community, likes and dislikes, and activities that you enjoy. You will learn to communicate in a language class where you and the teacher speak/sign in the target language.

American Sign Language ll
In this class you will learn to communicate more proficiently in the present tense and begin to sign in the past tense. You will be able to identify foods, order in a restaurant and shop in a marketplace. You will improve your signing/expressive skills. You will only sign in class.

American Sign Language lll
In this class you will develop a more advanced level of signing and finger spelling by reviewing and significantly expanding acquired vocabulary and verb tenses. You will improve your conversational skills (expressive and 
receptive) as well as story telling ability. Focus is on grammatical structure, use of classifiers, more numbering systems, and glossing. Increased class participation and informal conversational ASL only is 
required.

American Sign Language lV
American Sign Language 4 is a college preparatory course for students who have successfully completed ASL 3. ASL 4 reviews and builds on all material learned previously such as role-shift, signer’s perspective, classifier predicates, time, subject-object agreement, and loan signs. The class focuses on receptive ability of current events and stories, and expressive skills of storytelling and narratives.Vocabulary will include formulating opinions and decision making. Expressive and receptive skills are stressed in order to increase fluency and self-confidence in the target language.