World Languages

Our Mission Statement

The Department of World Languages at Minnetonka High School prepares students to be global citizens with high levels of language and cultural proficiency, empowering students to communicate effectively and make connections across diverse cultures.

A Cultural Experience

Minnetonka High School has an outstanding World Language program and our students excel on National Language exams.

You may begin or continue the study of world languages at Minnetonka High School, with the following languages offered in all grades:

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French

Those of you planning to attend a college or university can often satisfy your college admission and/or graduation requirements by taking world language courses during high school. All world language courses are electives.

Download the World Language Pathways document

Continuing a Language

If you have successfully completed Level 1 French, Spanish and German in eighth grade, you should register for French 2G or 2H, German 2, or Spanish 2G or 2H. Speak with your current World Language teacher for placement advice. In French and Spanish levels 2-4, there is an accelerated course option, denoted by an “H,” and a general level course option, denoted by a “G.” International Baccalaureate (IB) Language B Standard Level (SL) and IB Higher Level (HL) classes are offered in French, German and Spanish at level 4.

Students looking to switch from honors classes to regular classes, or vice versa, should first consult with their current language teacher for approval and guidance. The World Languages department has clear guidelines before any changes may occur. For further information, please speak with your current teacher.

If you're entering Minnetonka High School from another school district, international study, or unique program, please consult with the World Languages department chairperson to determine the correct placement and possible credit for previous study/experience.

A full description of each course is available in the Skipper Log Course Catalog.

World Language Flags

Contact

Bekah Aponte
World Languages Department Chair
rebekah.aponte@minnetonkaschools.org

Submit questions and feedback online and receive a response within one business day through Let’s Talk.

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Resources

World Language Faculty

Natalie Ehalt-Bove

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Angela Fairbrother

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Timothy Felty

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Jamie Fitzpatrick

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Osiel Gonzalez

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Anika Hodel

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Valerie Huls

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Rayen Inostroza

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Tracy Ivy

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Benjamin Larson

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