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The Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

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Every year artisans gather in Patzcauro, a small village in Michoacan, Mexico, to sell their crafts during Day of the Dead and during Holy Week. The artisans make everything by hand and rely on the tourists to travel to Mexico during these festivals. The artisans have carried on these family traditions for years and many collectors of folk art travel from all over the world to buy these original pieces of art.


Moulin Rouge

Paris, France


Olvera Street

Los Angeles


Día de los Muertos

Los Angeles


Puebla, Mexico


Guanajuato, Mexico

World Language
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íBienvenidos! íBienvenue!

Welcome to the Jordan High School Foreign Language website. Although not considered one of the core subjects, Foreign Language is an important part of a student's academic experience. A year of foreign language meets the fine arts requirement for graduation, and four-year colleges require a minimum of two years of a language other than English.


In addition to gaining linguistic skills, foreign language students gain insight into the cultural aspects of the people that speak the target language. They develop insight into the nature of the language and make connections between the language studied and other disciplines. Speaking a second language can create employment opportunities in today's competitive global workforce.


Jordan students have the opportunity to study Spanish. Spanish heritage speakers (those that are already able to converse in Spanish), wishing to increase their proficiency in reading and writing, can elect Spanish for Spanish Speakers. For more information about each of these options, please refer to the links on this page.


To refer to specific teachers here at Jordan High School, please click on the teacher's name.


 Classrooms and Students

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Foreign Language

Vision Statement

Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. The United States must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate in our democratic society and abroad. This is the philosophy of our country's national standards on foreign language learning. The standards call for a future in which all students are well-versed in English and at least one other language, modern or classical. The national standards also say that children that come from non-English-speaking backgrounds should further develop their skill in their first language.

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Paris, France 

Winter Vacation 2009 / 2010

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Notre Dame

Paris, France 

Today: 4/17/14
All Day: Block Schedule

 Spanish Textbooks

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Spanish Teachers

Hernandez-Cano, Silvia
Irish, Jodi
Johnson-Lichfield, Janice
Kafka, Michael
Maldonado, Arturo
Rodriguez, Rosalia
Whelan, Kristin

Rue de Cler

Paris, France


The Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

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Aztec Calendar


Le Bon Marché

Paris, France

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