Global Languages

GL Department




Karl (Carlos) Jacobsen
Leslie (Sole) Burgess
Erica (Madame) Petersen
Rochelle (Rosita) 
Nielsen
Maddy (Paz) Wieneke
Anthony (Monsieur) 
Letourneau 
Cindy (Blanca) Davis





ISD 200 Global Languages Department Mission Statement

Communication is at the heart of the human experience. To communicate successfully in a global society, we must be linguistically and culturally equipped. Believing that each of us is an integral part of a world community, the Hastings Global Languages Department is committed to increasing student competence in other languages.

The five goal areas of the Standards establish an inextricable link between communication and culture,which is applied in making connections and comparisons and in using this competence to be part of local and global communities.


Why Learn Another Language?
Why Learn Another Language

“Today, a world-class education means learning to speak, read and write languages in addition to English. In an interconnected, interdependent global economy, we must prepare our children for a future in which their social and economic success will depend on their ability to understand diverse perspectives and communicate with people from other cultures and language groups. This isn’t a matter of getting ahead—it’s a matter of catching up."

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education