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World Language Department
Contact TypeContact Information
Neil Beers
Jennifer Pickens
Maritza Cole
June Taylor
Dolores Donofrio
Rehana Yusif

Our mission is to initiate the lifelong process of language learning through authentic and purposeful communication and cultural experiences in various settings in order to connect languages to the world and to unique life experiences.

  • As society becomes increasingly multicultural and multilingual, it has become essential for us to communicate in more than one language.
  • Our ability to do so increases our professional opportunities and enriches our personal experiences.

  • Two years of study are required for graduation from Salem High School.
  • Three to four years of study are recommended to maximize proficiency and help students achieve college and career readiness.
  • Students have the choice of studying Spanish, Hispanohablantes Spanish, French, Latin, and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Students may also participate in the Spanish Club, French Club or Latin Club to enhance their foreign language learning. The National Spanish Honor Society is also offered for highly achieving students in upper level Spanish classes.