• World Language Department
    Instructional Leader: Kathleen Kimura-Williamson
    Email: kimura-williamson@phoenixunion.org
     
     

    The World Languages Department offers beginning level through Advanced Placement (AP) courses in both Spanish and French. An emphasis is placed on presentational expression (speaking and writing) and on comprehension (reading and listening).

    All courses in the Spanish Non-Native content, the Spanish for Spanish Speakers content, and the French content are aligned with district, state and national curriculum standards. Students are encouraged to take World Languages for college entrance requirements as well as to enrich their academic portfolio and genuine appreciation for diverse cultures.

     
    Our students are AP superstars! Our passing rate for the 2016-17 school year for the Spanish Language and Culture exam was 90%. 36 of the 40 students who took the class and the test, passed the test. Also, we had two French students pass the AP test for the first time! All 38 of the students who passed became eligible for Arizona's new enhancement to their high school diploma: the Arizona Seal of Biliteracy. For the 2017-2018 year, 24 Chávez World Languages students will receive their AZ Seal of Biliteracy letters.