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Lake Forest High School students will have the opportunity in their Senior year World Language Course to be recognized by the state of Illinois for earning proficiency in English and one additional language. The Illinois State Board of Education's Seal of Biliteracy program will place an official seal on diplomas and confer official recognition on transcripts of those students who qualify. Learn More!

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The mission of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) is to make leadership preparation a life-defining experience for high school age Latino youth throughout the United States and Latin America. The 35-year history of NHI has gained important insight into the impact that leadership training can have on the mindsets, aspirations, behaviors, and attitudes of young people.

Each summer, NHI organizes leadership conferences for freshmen and sophomores. Interested students are invited to attend the October 12 meeting to learn more about NHI leadership. We will also determine future meeting dates to prepare for the 2017 summer leadership conference.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm
College and Career Resource Center, Room 103

Sponsors/contacts: Liz Hannon and Rachel Abel

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World Language

“In today’s global community, competence in more than one language is an essential part of communication and cultural understanding. Study of another language not only provides individuals with the ability to express thoughts and ideas for their own purposes but also provides them with access to perspectives and knowledge that is only available through the language and culture. The proficiencies acquired through the study of languages and literatures endow language learners with cognitive, analytical, and communication skills that carry over into many other areas of their academic studies.” - College Board.

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INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

The Department of World Language recognizes that the United States of America is part of the international community of nations. To coexist in harmony and in a way that promotes global economic well being, we must all be able to communicate with each other and to understand one another on an ongoing basis, which requires an understanding of and an appreciation for other cultures. To this end, the World Language faculty is dedicated to helping students gain proficiency in both the written and the spoken (when applicable) language and become aware and tolerant of cultural differences.