World Languages Department

Contact Information

Department Phone: 301.321.3400 

ext 1134 or ext 1135

Paola Scazzoli, Resource Teacher

  

Department Overview

"Living in the world today and speaking only one language is like living in a beautiful mansion and being locked up in just one room."

The goal of the World Languages Department here at Wheaton High School is to unlock the doors that keep people linguistically, culturally and socially separated! We want our students to be able to function in a diverse, global society. We want our students to be able to appreciate the beauty and richness of other cultures and strive toward proficiency in other languages. In our World Languages Department, we help students: 

  • COMMUNICATE and PRESENT in a language other than English;  
  • INTERPRET a variety of written and audio-visual texts in the target language 
  • Gain Knowledge and understanding of other CULTURES;  
  • Make CONNECTIONS with other disciplines;  
  • Develop insight into and be able to COMPARE the nature of language and culture; and finally  
  • Participate in multilingual COMMUNITIES at home and around the world.  

World Languages Courses Offered

Chinese

  • Chinese 1
  • Chinese 2
  • Chinese 3 Honors
  • Chinese 4 Honors
  • Chinese 5
 

Italian

  • Italian 1
  • Italian 2
  • Italian 3 Honors
  • Italian 4 Honors
 

French

  • French 1
  • French 2
  • French 3 Honors
  • French 4 Honors
  • French AP Language and Culture
 

Spanish

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 3 Honors
  • Spanish 4 Honors
  • Spanish 5
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish for Natives 1
  • Spanish for Natives 2
  • Spanish for Natives 3

 


Staff Members and Courses Taught


Staff member

Courses taught this year

Mrs. Alayón

  • Spanish for Natives 2
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
 

Mr. Janampa

  • Spanish 2
 

Mrs. Keefe

  • Spanish 1, Spanish 3 Honors
  • AP Spanish Literature
 

Ms. Lovo

  • Spanish for Natives 1
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
 

Mr. Marra-López

  • Chinese 1, Chinese 2, Chinese 3 Honors
  • Chinese 4Honors, Spanish 3 Honors
 

Mr. Mensah

  • French 2, French 3 Honors, French 4 Honors,
  • AP French Language
 

Mrs. Morales

  • Spanish 1, Spanish 5,
  • Spanish for Natives 3,
 

Mrs. Moretta

  • Spanish 4 Honors,
  • Spanish for Natives 2
 

Ms. Noel-Nosbaum

  • Spanish 2,
  • Spanish 3 Honors
 

Ms. Scazzoli

  • Italian 1, Italian 2, Italian 3 Honors,
  • Italian 4 Honors
 

Mr. Watkins

  • Spanish 1
 

Staff E-mail addresses are listed in the Staff Directory

 

Student activities 

A group of students from Wheaton High School won 1st place in the 2018 video contest hosted by the Embassy of Italy in DC. For more information, click here.

 

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