¡Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Yokoso! Welcome!
The World Language Department would like to extend a warm welcome to all students, parents, and community members. This site page contains course descriptions and faculty contact information.
At Amundsen we offer classes in Spanish for non-native as well as native or heritage speakers, French, and Japanese. We have completely separate Spanish programming tracks for non-native and native speakers, which sets us apart from many other CPS schools.
In our department, we believe fully in the value of language learning both for its academic and cognitive benefits as well as the opportunities for personal growth it provides to students. In addition to the languages we teach, as a department we have speakers of Romanian, Greek, German, and Portuguese.
Every year, we take students on a trip abroad. This year, we are going to Spain for nine days over spring break!
We are all avid travelers as a result of our language learning, and as a department, we have lived in or traveled to the following countries: Canada, México, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panamá, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Perú, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Vatican City, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, United Kingdom, Russia, Georgia, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Australia, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Senegal, the Gambia, Mauritania, Morocco and Iceland!
The department chair and director of our International Travel Program is Sammy LaBrasca, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a look around--we're glad you're here! Go Vikings!