• DHS World Languages Department

    World Language

    If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
    ‒Nelson Mandela

    BONJOUR, HALLO, SALVETE, HOLA,   Welcome to Denmark High School's World Languages Department. We are extremely excited to help all Danes realize the importance of learning a new language in order to become engaged citizens in today’s globally competitive world by helping them achieve higher levels of proficiency in their chosen language(s) of study. 

    We offer French, German, Latin and Spanish. (During the school year 2019-2020 we plan to offer Chinese 1&2.  If you are interested in taking Chinese, please click here for more information). Our modern languages curricula are centered on overarching themes from the Advanced Placement and ACTFL’s Keys to planning curricula, including Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology, and Global Challenges. Click here for national standards for world languages. 

    The Latin curriculum will be centered on American Classical League standards and the College Board’s Advanced Placement Latin (Vergil) Course. To see Georgia's performance standards for Latin and world languages, click here 

    Through the study of languages, we hope to help our students experience and build on the connections between world languages, world cultures and other academic areas of study. To develop cultural understandings and connections that will enable them to be global citizens, enriching their lives and the lives of other. To interact and collaborate with the global community and develop a life long love of learning languages. 

    Our department offers weekly extra help sessions. Spanish students can go to 2205 every Friday during Dane Time. We will have a teacher available as well as members from the Spanish Honor Society. If your student needs to make up an assignment or would rather meet directly with their teacher, please have them contact the teacher to set up a time during IF, before school or after school. For French, German and Latin we offer extra help sessions every Monday in room 2205, or by appointment during IF, before school and after school.  

    All course syllabi and daily assignments can be access through the ItsLearning platform. 

    World Language students have an opportunity to earn two different seals through the Georgia Department of Education. The Seal of Biliteracy and the International Skills Diploma Seal.