¡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, we have department members who also speak Romanian and Portuguese.
In years prior to the pandemic, AHS's travel club in cooperation with the World Language Department, provided travel opportunities for all AHS students to travel abroad. It is our hope that these opportunities will be available to our students again in the near future.
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!
Have a look around--we're glad you're here! Go Vikings!