• Foreign Language

  • The Foreign Language Department at Plano West Senior High School strives to prepare students to be successful in a multi-cultural world, to be successful in their endeavors of higher education, and to use language skills in their professional and personal life. We believe that language is the universal connector that facilitates cultural understanding and that all languages are valuable to learn. A multi-lingual society fosters diversity, respect for others, and greater opportunities for all students. You may visit mypisd.net to review calendars, syllabi, and other information concerning each course

  • Meet the Faculty

Francine Dupuis-Ho
Foreign Language
 
Becky Elizondo
Foreign Language
 
Brendon Feagans
Foreign Language
 
Oliver Ferenschuetz
Foreign Language
 
MariaDelMar Ortiz
Foreign Language
 
Osmel Rives
Foreign Language
 
Dr. Phillip Stager
Foreign Language
 
Jiang Wu
Foreign Language
 

  • American Sign Language

    American Sign Language levels 1, 2, and 3

    ASL courses are designed to introduce the student to the language and culture of the Deaf World. All levels focus on developing vocabulary growth through expanding the grammatical structures unique to present the rich history of the American Deaf and their language.

Brendon Feagans
Foreign Language
 

  • Spanish

    Spanish 1, 2 
    Spanish 3, 3H/Pre-AP
    Spanish 4, 4AP 
    Spanish 4AP, 5AP (Literature)

    Spanish courses introduce the student to the Spanish world, its language and its people. The students will recognize the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the Hispanic world. Oral skills are developed throughout the program with added emphasis on reading and writing skills as the students advance in the program. Culturally related activities of selected Spanish-speaking countries or regions will be explored. Introduction to literature occurs in levels 3, 3H/Pre-AP, 4, and 4AP. Students in level 4AP prepare to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam in the spring.

    Spanish Literature— Spanish 5AP is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 4AP. It enriches the students’ appreciation of culture and language through the study of classic literature and poetry of Spain and of other Spanish speaking areas of the world. Students in this course prepare to take the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam in the spring.

Becky Elizondo
Foreign Language
 
MariaDelMar Ortiz
Foreign Language
 
Osmel Rives
Foreign Language
 
Dr. Phillip Stager
Foreign Language
 

  • Chinese

    Chinese levels 3H/Pre-AP and 4AP

    Chinese courses introduce the student to the Chinese world, its language and its people. Oral skills are developed throughout the program with added emphasis on reading and writing skills as the students advance in the program. Culturally related activities of selected Chinese regions will be explored. The goal of the 4AP level course is to prepare the students to take the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam in the spring.

Jiang Wu
Foreign Language
 

  • French

    French 2, 3H/Pre-AP, 4AP, and 5H

    French courses introduce the student to the French-speaking world, its language, and its people. Oral skills are developed throughout the program with added emphasis on reading and writing skills as the students advance in the program. Culturally related activities of selected French-speaking countries or regions will be explored. Introduction to literature occurs in level 3H, 4AP, and 5H. Students in level 4AP and 5H prepare to take the AP French Language Exam in the spring.

Francine Dupuis-Ho
Foreign Language
 

  • German

    German 3H/Pre-AP and 4AP

    German courses introduce the student to the German world, its language, and its people. Oral skills are developed throughout the program with added emphasis on reading and writing skills as the students advance in the program. Culturally related activities of selected German-speaking countries or regions will be explored. Introduction to literature occurs in level 3H and 4 AP. Students in level 4AP prepare to take the AP German Language and Culture Exam in the spring.

Oliver Ferenschuetz
Foreign Language