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World language classes: bulging at the seam

World language teacher Kris Castelluccio's Spanish 2 class of 37 fills the hallway after a presentation. Her class was leaving the classroom at the end of the Friday afternoon class and filled up a portion of the language hallway from one side to the other.

Katie Giebelstein, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The world language department is short handed this semester as a result of a teacher retiring and the district not hiring someone to fill the gap, leaving only five full time teachers to handle 406 students, according to a breakdown of students in the courses. Of the five, two teach Spanish full time, on...

Falcons and foreign language

Tammy Burton is a the world language department head at West, more specifically teaching the advanced levels of Spanish, such as dual credit. She believes that reaching higher levels of language learning increases student motivation immensely.

Laurence Walker and Thomas Yates

April 3, 2019

Hola! Hallo! Bonjour! Davenport West offers three language programs and a classical languages course. Ask any foreign language teacher or student, and they’d say that language is an important part of life, and that learning a new language is beneficial to anyone. In fact, West offers more college ...

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