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Foreign Language

Department Chair: Alan F. Matan

Maine West National Spanish Honors Society(Photo: Maine West National Spanish Honors Society)
Sponsor: Mrs. Jazmin Barbas

Step inside the mind and context of another culture by learning another language. Whatever career goals one may have, knowing a language certainly won't hurt one’s chances for employment. Chances are that knowing languages will open up employment opportunities that one would not have had otherwise. Research shows that knowledge of other languages boosts students' understanding of languages in general and enables students to use their native language more effectively. Studying a foreign language can also enhance one's ability to learn and function in several other areas. Even when an undergraduate or graduate institution doesn't require foreign language study, it's often recommended. Knowing a language can't hurt an application/resume, and is highly likely to make one a more competitive candidate in the admissions process.

Ten good reasons why you should learn a foreign language

  1. To increase understanding of world
  2. To improve employment potential
  3. To increase English ability
  4. To improve cognitive skills
  5. To improve chances of admission to a university
  6. To appreciate international literature, music and film
  7. To make travel more feasible and enjoyable
  8. To expand study abroad options
  9. To increase understanding of one’s own culture
  10. To make lifelong friends

Courses Offered

  • French I, II, III, IV
  • Italian I, II, III, IV
  • German I, II, III, IV
  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, V, AP
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Foreign Language

StaffJob TitlePhoneContact
Barbas, Jazmin Foreign Language - Spanish Teacher  x4702
Cabrera, Rogelio Foreign Language Teacher / Soccer Coach 847-825-4484 x4484
CAMPISCIANO UNGARO, ANTONINA Foreign Language - Italian and Spanish E/W 847-825-4484 x4484
COBB, JENNIFER Foreign Language - French Teacher  
FALLICO, CRAIG Spanish Teacher,Sponsor Spanish Club,Bowling Club 847-226-0834 x5963
FLEMING, AARON Spanish Instructor, Cooperative Learning Trainer  x4707
GALANES, SANTIAGO Foreign Language - Spanish Instructor  x4710
Lord, Linda Secretary, Foreign Lang./ESL, Math & Science Depts 847-803-5788 x5788
* MATAN, ALAN ESL/BE and Foreign Languages Department Chair 847-803-5951 x5951
MURIN, MICHAEL Foreign Language - Spanish Instructor  x4713
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