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WORLD LANGUAGE & ESL DEPARTMENT

Clubs Courses Offered
Teacher Websites Staff List
Teacher Websites Honor Societies
World Language Exams World Language Week & Poster Contest

Courses

ITALIAN COURSES

FRENCH COURSES

SPANISH COURSES

Italian I

French I

Spanish I

Italian II / II Honors

French II / II Honors

Spanish II / II Honors

Italian III / III Honors

French III / III Honors

Spanish III /III Honors

Italian IV / IV Honors

French IV / IV Honors

Spanish IV / IV Honors

Italian V AP

French V AP

Spanish V AP

Staff List

Below is a listing of faculty names, school extensions, and classes.
Locate teacher on Staff List for email address.
TEACHER
SUBJECT
PHONE
Ms. Susana Plotquin- Lead Teacher Spanish   Ext. 2428
Mrs. Kristin Didmamoff ESL Ext. 3246
Mrs. Rhonda Pritchard Spanish Ext. 3257
Mrs. Misslady Torres Spanish Ext.
Mrs. Vita Morales Italian, Spanish Ext. 3569
Ms. Jaclyn Bevacqua Italian Ext. 3258
Ms. Marcela Rumbarger Spanish Ext.
Ms. Carla Catanzaro   Ext. 3703
Amanda Ginsberg   Ext.
Sheila Steinberg   Ext. 3378

World Language Honor Societies

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2
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Events and activities of the WL Honor Societies

Societá Onoraria Italica

Société Honoraire de Français

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

Participate in various school activities and community service

  • Monthly/Bi-weekly Meetings
  • Halloween at the Hills
  • Peer tutoring program
  • Fundraisers for Honor Society & other organizations
  • Cultural Trips to NYC (Opera)
  • National Italian Exam
  • Poster Contest in March
  • Unity Dinner March or April
  • Watch Italian Films
  • World Language Week, March
  • Performance competition in Montclair
  • WL Induction Ceremony

Participate in various school activities and community service

  • Monthly/Bi-weekly Meetings
  • Halloween at the Hills
  • Peer tutoring program
  • Fundraisers for Honor Society & UNICEF
  • Cultural Trips to Broadway
  • Mardi Gras activities
  • Teaching French at Littleton Elementary School
  • National French Exam in March
  • World Language Week in March
  • Poster and Podcast Contest in March
  • Unity Dinner, March or April
  • WL Induction Ceremony

Participate in various school activities and community service

  • Monthly/Bi-weekly Meetings
  • Halloween at the Hills
  • Peer tutoring program
  • El Día de Los Muertos activities
  • Fundraisers for Honor Society & other organizations
  • National Spanish Exam, April
  • Poster Contest in March
  • Unity Dinner March or April
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Cultural Trips
  • World Language Week in March
  • WL Induction Ceremony

Advisor Signora Bevacqua jbevacqua@pthsd.k12.nj.us

Advisor Madame Steinberg ssteinberg@pthsd.k12.nj.us

Advisor Señora Plotquin splotquin@pthsd.k12.nj.us

French and Spanish Club

Parlons français, Hablemos español

*The Italian and Spanish Clubs at PHHS are not language clubs and are not part of the World Language Department.

World Language Week

World Language Week takes place in March. All three languages present to the school the importance of each language in the U.S. and the world. Students of all three languages decorate the school, label places around the school, and offer special menus in the cafeteria.

World Language Induction Ceremony

The World Language National Honor Societies of Parsippany Hills High School cordially invite parents and friends to the ceremony, which takes place during the third week of May.  New students will be inducted into the Honor Societies provided that they meet the criteria mentioned in the World Language Honor Societies section.   The inductees for each Society will recite their motto during the candle ceremony. In addition, we will present honor cords to our Seniors who have continued their language study maintaining high standards of these societies. 

These are the colors for the Societies’ Honor Cords:
-Italian:  Green, white, red
-French:  Blue, white, red
-Spanish:  Red and gold
* -Latin:  purple, gold, purple 
        * (Latin is no longer offered by the district)

World Language Exams

AP Italian Language

AP French Language

AP Spanish Language

Exam given in May

Exam given in May

Exam given in May

 

 

 

Score 2008

Score 2008

Score 2008

5 – Two students
4 -
3 -
2 -
1 -

5 -
4 -
3 – Three students
2 -
1 -

5 – One student
4 – Five students
3 -
2 – One student
1 -

 

SAT II - Italian

SAT II - French

SAT II - Spanish

 

 

 

Purpose

To assess your reading ability in Italian
Anticipated Skills
Wide-ranging knowledge of the language
Recommended Preparation
Two to four years of Italian language study in high school, or the equivalent.

For more information, consult the AP College Board website.

Purpose

There are two French Subject Tests: French and French with Listening.  Both tests evaluate your reading ability in French. The French Test with Listening also measures your ability to understand spoken French, in addition to your reading ability.
Anticipated Skills
Wide-ranging knowledge of the language.
Recommended Prep
Three or four years of French language study in high school, or two years of strong preparation.

For more information, consult the AP College Board website.

Purpose

There are two Spanish Subject Tests: Spanish and Spanish with Listening. Both tests evaluate your reading ability in Spanish. The Spanish Test with Listening also measures your ability to understand spoken Spanish, in addition to your reading ability. Find out more about taking the listening tests.
Anticipated Skills     Wide-ranging knowledge of the language.
Recommended Prep
Three to four years of Spanish language study in high school (or two years of strong preparation), or the equivalent.

For more information, consult the AP College Board website.

National French Exam (Le Grand Concours)

Top 10 – National ranking

Year

Level 5

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

2008

 

 

1 Student ranked 10th

 

 

2007

 

1 Student ranked 5th

 

 

 

2006

 

1 Student ranked 6th

1 Student ranked 7th

1 Student ranked 8h

1 Student ranked 10th

1 Student ranked 8th

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

2004

 

 

 

2 Students ranked 7th

1 Student ranked 9h

 

2003

 

 

 

1 Student ranked 7th

 

Top 20 – National ranking (students ranked between 11th and 20th place)

Year

Level 5

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

2008

2 Students

5 Students

 

3 Students

 

2007

 

7 Students

3 Students

 

 

2006

 

 5 Students

 5 Students

9 Students

 

2005

 

2 Students

3 Students

6 Students

 

2004

2 Students

 

6 Students

 3 Students

2 Students

2003

 

2 Students

 

 

 

National Spanish Exam 2014

At State level:

1st place Level 5 Anibal Miranda

Level 5

Gold: Anibal Miranda
Honorable mention: Shweta Dipali, Steven Fu, Viraj Patel, Sally Campuzano and Ambar Herrera

Level 4

Honorable mention: Benjamin Frigeri, Allison Leonard, Allison Cerri, Annie Wang and Neha Zahid

Level 3

Silver: Rhea Sharma and Daniela Bedoya
Bronce: Vraj Desai
Honorable mention: Samantha cannen, Kimberly Ebel and Rebecca Foote

Level 2:

Gold: Nilam Kalawadia and Eileen Wang
Bronce: Prisha Patel
Honorable mention: Grace Miller

Level 1:

 

National Italian Exam

Year

Level 5

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1