World and Classical Languages

  • World and Classical Languages Department Philosophy

    We believe that language and communication are at the heart of the human experience.  They allow us to relate meaningfully with one another.  The goals of our instruction of world and classical languages department are to enable students to communicate effectively in the second language, to understand the cultures that support the language, to see connections between language study and other disciplines, and to appreciate what it means to be college-, career-, and world ready.

    The world and classical languages classroom will provide an environment conducive to a successful language experience.  A rich variety of standards- based strategies and resources will be utilized so that all students can experience both acquisition and learning. Instruction will include realistic and meaningful learning opportunities which provide challenging, engaging, and authentic activities that promote increased proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language.

    As a result of our curriculum, instruction, and learning environment, District 203 students in world and classical languages will experience the utility and beauty of the language they study.  They will recognize the benefits of reflection and continued learning. At each level, students will have the opportunity to develop increased proficiency in the target language and a deeper insight into their own language, while growing in their respect for the cultures and beliefs of others.

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IL Seal of Biliteracy

  •  State Seal of Biliteracy

    Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and Commendation toward Biliteracy

    The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language.  The Seal is affixed to the diploma and designated on the transcript.

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    Exam Information:

    The cost of the AAPPL (Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) test is $30, and the cost of the ALIRA (Latin) exam is $20. This survey is the first step in your official test registration. Your registration will not be complete until you give the $30 AAPPL or $20 ALIRA fee to either Mr. Gamboa in the World and Classical Languages Office, room 106 or the WCL Department Secretary in Room 106. Registration is due December 21, 2021
    . The exam is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:00 am.
    Seniors can use this application form.  Please be sure to be logged in to your Naperville203 Google account to access this form.

WCL Department Photo

    WCL Department 
    Front Row:  Emily Chalut, Barb Watson, Dave Davis, Kathy Gasser, mary Warren, Karen Kulkulski
    Row 2:  Ignacio Gamboa, Mike Kralovic, Drew Schultz, Eric Kaisling, Jeremy Whitt
    Row 3:  Jennie Franta, Stacy Cunningham, Ana Rosa Diaz, Hannah Beucher
    Not pictured: Mike Ortiz

World & Classical Languages Staff Directory

First Name Last Name Position Phone 1(630)- Email
Hannah Beucher American Sign Language Instructor 416-2855
Emily Chalut French Instructor 848-5399
Stacy Cunningham Latin Instructor 778-3126
David Davis Spanish Instructor 778-3111
Ana Rosa Diaz Spanish Instructor
Jennie Franta Spanish Instructor 778-3115
Ignacio Gamboa Department Chair 420-6813
Kathleen Gasser Spanish Instructor 778-3119
Eric Kaisling Spanish Instructor 778-3127
Michael Kralovic Chinese Instructor
Michael Ortiz Spanish Instructor 369-5255
Andrew Schultz German Instructor 717-4415
Mary Warren Spanish Instructor 848-5387
Barb Watson Spanish Instructor 369-2160
Jeremy Whitt French Instructor 778-3150