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World Language
áWelcome to the World Language department of Tenafly High School! áStudents at THS study French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. áAll students are encouraged to reach their highest proficiency in their language of study as they aim to understand global cultures.

**NJ Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Assessment Information for 11th graders**

11th grade students of World Language may take part in the pilot assessment that the World Language department will be conducting in February 2017. áStudents should see their World Language teacher for information. á

Important Questions:
1. áWhat is the NJ Seal of Biliteracy?

NJ Seal of Biliteracyáis a distinction that students achieve by demonstrating that they are able to speak, read, listen and write in two or more languages at a high level of proficiency.

2. áWhat is the purpose of the NJ Seal of Biliteracy?

The Seal of Biliteracy seeks to:

  • Encourage students to study languages
  • Certify attainment of biliteracy
  • Provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills
  • Provide universities with a method to recognize and award academic credit to applicants seeking admission
  • Prepare students with 21st century skills
  • Recognize and promote second language instruction in public schools
  • Strengthen intergroup relationships, affirm the value of diversity, and honor the multiple cultures and language of a community
3. áWhat are the requirements to gain the NJ Seal of Biliteracy?​

In order for students to be eligible to receive the Seal of Biliteracy, they must meet certain criteria:

  • Students must demonstrate a proficiency level of Intermediate Mid in a World Language.
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in English by meeting State high school graduation requirements in English or its alternatives, including through State ELA assessments.

4. áWhen will the pilot assessment take place and what assessment will students take? á
Students will take the STAMP 4S assessment over 2 afternoons after school in February. áEach afternoon session will last roughly 1 hour. áStudents will be assessed in February 2017. á



2016 Advanced Placement Scores
Tenafly High School is proud to announce the Advanced Placement results for the Mayá2016 exams. á100% of all students who took the AP World Language exams achieved a score of '3' or higher. á100% of students who took the AP Japanese and German tests scored a '5''. á95% of students who took the AP Spanish test scored a '5'' and over 92% of test takers scored a '4' or '5' on the AP Chinese and French tests. áThe average scores in each language were: áFrench: á4.33, German: á5.0, Japanese: á5.0, Spanish: á4.95, and Chinese: á4.77. áTHS celebratesáthe rigor that is offered in these sequences and thanks the teachers for their hard work and dedication, which result in excellent scores.á áá

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Faculty News
THS welcomes three new faculty members in the World Language department this year. áMr. John Youssis will teach Spanish I CPA and I CPB, Elizabeth Kim will teach Spanish IV Honors, Spanish IV CPA, and Spanish III CPB. áElizabeth Diaz-Gallardo will teach Spanish II CPA in addition to 6th and 7th grade Spanish at TMS.
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The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standard for World Languages:
7.1 World LanguagesáAll students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.
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Appeals
 Students who wish to appeal their course level recommendation for 2014-15 courses should download the form in 'files' below and submit to their teacher by February 19, 2014.  
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Files
 on-line access codes 2014-15 Bon Voyage Buen Viaje.docx
Access codes for on-line editions of Bon Voyage and Buen Viaje texts
 Buen Viaje I Listening
Audio files for Buen Viaje I
 Buen Viaje 2
Buen Viaje II Course Files
 Buen Viaje 3
Buen Viaje III Course Files
 Buen Viaje 1
Buen Viaje I Course Files
 Spanish 2H Summer work-grammar.pdf
Summer assignment for students going into Spanish 2H
 Spanish 2H Summer assignment-reading.pdf
All students going into Spanish 2H need to complete this summer reading assignment.
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