Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
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World Languages

Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy offer the following core-curriculum world languages: French, Latin and Spanish, which are taught by both native and non-native language speakers. Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy emphasize the fostering in its students of an awareness and appreciation of the global community by developing strong communication skills based on mutual respect and spiritual growth.

Furthermore, in accordance with developing men in spirit, mind, and body the language department emphasizes the origins and presence of our Christian faith in the target language nations.

The language department offers four years in all languages with the first and second years levels divided into HONORS and ACADEMICS. The third and fourth years are HONORS level courses.

Students are encouraged to enjoy language and culture beyond what they learn in the classroom. The French/Latin club sponsors bi-annual trips to Europe. The Spanish club took a group of students to do mission work in the Dominican Republic in 2018.

Department highlights include:

* Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy have established a comprehensive ESL program because of our international student exchange.
*Bi-annual trips, led by our teachers, to other countries provide our students with a global awareness and a historical significance of our target languages.
*Tutoring is available for students who may have difficulty with language learning.
Jean Marc Baier B.F.A., M.F.A.

Jean Marc Baier B.F.A., M.F.A.

Titles: Honors French I, II, III, IV, Academic French I & II
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Cathedral Prep, Villa Maria Academy
Departments: World Languages
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Shannon Derby B.A.

Shannon Derby B.A.

Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Cathedral Prep
Departments: World Languages
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Jonathan McLaughlin Ph.D

Jonathan McLaughlin Ph.D

Titles: Honors Latin I, II, III, IV, Academic Latin I & II, Academic World History I, English as a Second Language
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Cathedral Prep
Departments: World Languages, Social Studies, English
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Erika Mora B.A.

Erika Mora B.A.

Titles: Honors Spanish 1, 2, 3 & 4, Academic Spanish 1 & 2
Roles: Faculty & Staff, Alumni Relative
Locations: Villa Maria Academy
Departments: World Languages
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Lance Strasser M.A.

Lance Strasser M.A.

Titles: Honors Latin I, II, III, IV, Academic Latin I, II, Greek & Latin in the Modern World
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Villa Maria Academy
Departments: World Languages
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