World Languages

Welcome to the World Language Department
Language is the basic method of human communication in a global society. In order to become active global citizens, students must be equipped to communicate successfully in a multicultural and multilingual world. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s world language philosophy stresses the engagement of students in authentic activities to promote an appreciation and acceptance of other cultures and to develop high levels of communicative competency in the target language.

Through interdisciplinary and real world connections, students develop insights into other cultures and languages as well as their own. Students develop skills necessary to use the language in multiple settings throughout their lives. EVSC world language is offered in an extended, well-articulated sequence by highly qualified teachers in order to help students develop increasing proficiency at each level of instruction.

Every effort is made to encourage all students to learn or maintain at least one language in addition to English.

World Language Department Staff

Leigha Coleman, Department Chair
812-435-8888, ext. 41110

Michele Hays
Spanish I, Spanish III, Spanish IB
812-435-8888, ext. 41139

Niti Moore
Spanish I, Spanish II
812-435-8888, ext. 41280

Pierre Tsianguebeni
French I, French II, French III
812-435-8888, ext. 41173

Related Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities

Bosse French Club
Please see Mr. Pierre for more information

Peer Reading Club
Please see Mr. Pierre for more information

Bosse International Club
Please see Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Hays, or Mr. Pierre for more information

Course Offerings

Year I

French I and Spanish I, courses based on Indiana's Academic Standards for World Language, introduces students to effective strategies for beginning language learning, and to various aspects of the speaking culture. The course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics and write short passages with guidance. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills.

Year II

French II and Spanish II, courses based on Indiana's Academic Standards for World Language, builds upon effective strategies for language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to requests and questions in expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write cohesive passages with greater independence and using appropriate formats.

Year III

This course builds upon effective strategies for language learning by facilitating the use of language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to initiate, sustain and close conversations; exchange detailed information in oral and written form; and write cohesive information with greater detail.

Year IV and V

These courses are IB or dual credit courses, focusing in on reading extensive literature, speaking fluently and writing complexly in the course's language. Additionally, students will study the speaking culture through discussion and changes in interrelations among and factors that influence the practices, products and perspectives of the target culture. Research will be completed into the origins of idiomatic, colloquial and proverbial expressions in the target language.