Welcome to the World Language department of Tenafly High School! Students at THS study French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. All students are encouraged to reach their highest proficiency in their language of study as they aim to understand global cultures.
The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standard for World Languages
All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.Faculty News
THS welcomes two new faculty members this year in the World Language department. Ms. Karen Drake will teach Spanish I and II CPA, in addition to Spanish II CPB. Ms. Drake comes to THS after teaching for several years at Elysian Charter School in Hoboken. Ms. Christine Osborn will teach Spanish III CPA and Spanish II CPB. Ms. Osborn recently taught part-time at Waldwick High School and has coached swimming in the past.
Elizabeth W. Giblin, Ed.D.
Supervisor of World Language, English Language Arts, ESL, and Visual Arts