World Language Mission Statement:
Our mission is to prepare our students to be global citizens and lifelong language learners. Our teaching aims to give students cultural sensibilities and a global perspective. We strive to provide all students with the foundations to become bilingual and adopt a global mindset. We encourage students to use their language skills outside the classroom, whether in the local community or abroad. We are dedicated to helping La Serna students broaden their perspectives by connecting them with travel abroad opportunities.
OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL AND STUDY LANGUAGES ABROAD
CIEE https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad Scholarships available! Four students were awarded scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to spend four weeks during the summer in Germany, France and China.
Friendship Connection http://www.friendshipconnection.org/ Host a German exchange student in the spring! You do not have to be enrolled in a German class to host! Students of German have the added option of visiting their exchange student in the summer after completing two years of German for under $2000, flight and insurance included!
HONORS SOCIETIES FOR GERMAN, FRENCH AND SPANISH
If you take a language all four years and receive high marks, you can graduate with a special gold cord for your respective World Language.
If you take a language all four years and receive a B or better, you receive a biliteracy seal on your diploma and a medal to wear a graduation.
German Club takes a lot of field trips! In addition to our yearly trip to Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, we have been to German concerts, a German Immersion Camp in Big Bear, and trips to local German restaurants. We also have an annual field trip to a university that offers German, such as participating in UC Irvine’s German Day or going to Cal State Long Beach to meet the head German professor.