Language

Teacher conducting Latin class

Two years of study in the same language (Chinese, Latin, or Spanish) at the upper school level are required for graduation. The modern language classes, Chinese and Spanish, are conversation based and generally conducted in that language beginning with the first year classes. Latin may include an oral component but emphasis is on language acquisition through reading. Students may continue study in the same language through advanced levels, either at SAS or at the University of the South. ELL courses are available for non-native speakers who require additional course work. ELL courses are in lieu of another foreign language but are taken concurrently with other subjects. Students who test out of ELL must fulfill the two-year foreign language requirement with a language other than English. 

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Aspire to be a polyglot? In addition to continued study in Chinese, Latin and Spanish, qualified students may pursue language study at the University of the South in Arabic, French, German, Italian, and/or Russian.

William Seavey

William Seavey

Titles: Foreign Language Department Chair, Latin, Linguistics, Junior Class Coordinator, Middle School Boys' Basketball (Head), Middle School Boys' Soccer
Degrees: B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Marcus Murphy

Marcus Murphy

Titles: International Student Coordinator, Chinese, House Parent (Watts), Outdoor Adventure, Varsity Boys' Soccer
Degrees: B.S., Natural Resources, The University of the South
M.A., Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, Qingdao University
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Diana Rinck

Diana Rinck

Class of 2015
Titles: Spanish, Middle School Volleyball, Varsity Volleyball, JV Volleyball (Head)
Degrees: B.A., German & German Studies, The University of the South
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Stephen Thomas

Stephen Thomas

Titles: Spanish, Golf (Head), Outdoor Adventure
Degrees: B.A., Foreign Languages (Spanish), University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.A., Foreign Language (Spanish), Bowling Green State University
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English Language Learners (ELL)

ELL courses are available for non-native speakers who require additional course work. ELL courses are in lieu of another foreign language but are taken concurrently with other subjects. Students who test out of ELL must fulfill the two-year foreign language requirement with a language other than English. 

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