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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-231-5000
Fax: 860-521-6699

Julio Duarte, Principal 

World Language

The mission of the West Hartford World Language Department is to enable our students to communicate effectively in the target language, develop an understanding of the cultures of the speakers of that language and compare that to their own. As a result, students will be able to use their language skills in learning and understanding of other disciplines, seeing themselves as life-long learners and as members of the world community.

The West Hartford district standards are based on the goals and standards that are clearly presented in the National Standards and CT State Frameworks for World Languages. They are called THE FIVE "Cs":

Communication: Communicate in at least one language other than English.
Cultures: Gain knowledge and understanding of cultures.
Connections: Make connections with other areas of study and acquire information.
Comparisons: Understand the nature of language and cultures through comparisons.
Communities: Participate in multilingual communities within a variety of contexts.

Department & Staff

World LanguageMeghan ZingleDept Supervisor6633meghan_zingle@whps.org
World LanguageGeorge ColemanTeacher6051george_coleman@whps.org
World LanguageMaría DiPoiTeacher6047maria_dipoi@whps.org
World LanguageMark GrudzienTeacher6013mark_grudzien@whps.org
World LanguageJohn HegartyTeacher6054john_hegarty@whps.org
World LanguageCarmen Irizarry Teacher6005carmen_irizarry@whps.org
World LanguageAngeles KellyTeacher6053angeles_kelly@whps.org
World LanguageJessica LeTeacher6080xinyu_li@whps.org
World LanguageDana MartinTeacher6052dana_martin@whps.org 
World LanguageAlison PeakeTeacher6004alison_peake@whps.org
World LanguageMichael PosnerTeacher6078michael_posner@whps.org
World LanguageLynn RaczTeacher6045lynn_racz@whps.org
World LanguageShiffon TheodorouTeacher6056shiffon_theodorou@whps.org


Courses Offered

Courses Offered:

American SIgn Language Level I

American Sign Language Level II

Chinese I
Chinese II, Honors Chinese II
Chinese III, Honors Chinese III
Chinese IV, Honors Chinese IV

AP Chinese Language and Culture

French I

French II
French III, Honors French III
French IV, Honors French IV
French V, Honors French V
French VI

Advanced Contemporary French Studies
AP French Language and Culture

Ancient Greek I

Ancient Greek II, Honors Ancient Greek II
Ancient Greek III, Honors Ancient Greek III
Ancient Greek IV, Honors Ancient Greek IV

Latin I

Latin II, Honors Latin II
Latin III, Honors Latin III
Latin IV, Honors Latin IV

Spanish I

Spanish II
Spanish III, Honors Spanish III
Spanish IV, Honors Spanish IV
Spanish V, Honors Spanish V
Spanish VI
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
Summer Spanish Exchange Program 

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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