Message from the Division Chair
Phone: 815-937-3707 ext. 6462
Degrees and Certifications:
Language remains an important element of cultures around the world, allowing for localized expression while fostering a sense of community across migrated peoples. The World Languages department at BBCHS provides instruction to enable students to communicate effectively in another language, to understand the cultures that support that language, to connect language study to other academic disciplines, and to appreciate globalization as it increases across the human experience.
Students at BBCHS can study Spanish and French. The curricula for both languages are designed to provide a functional knowledge of that language, challenging students with lessons that simulate circumstances one might encounter in traveling abroad. Students desiring study at advanced levels may take more ownership of the language, culminating in coursework at the AP level.