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World Languages Department

Welcome to SJHHS World Language Department

At SJHHS, our vision is to inspire a journey which leads toward bilingual fluency, the most competitive universities and careers, and an enriching life of travel and discovery.

World Languages Department

Chavez, Natalie (949) 234-5900 ex.16504 Spanish Teacher
Finman, Marie (949) 234-5900 ex.16511 Spanish Teacher/STAP II
Keeler, Linda (949) 234-5900 ex.16505 World Language Department Chair
Morlan, Marguerite (949) 234-5900 ex.16506 Spanish Teacher
Norris, Maria (949) 234-5900 ex.16507 Spanish Teacher
Perez Sanchez, Lorena (949) 234-5900 ex.16508 Spanish Teacher
Serrano, Alvaro (949) 234-5900 ex.16503 Spanish Teacher
Tong, Marlen (949) 234-5900 ex.16509 Language Immersion Coordinator/Spanish Teacher
Unzueta, Gabrielle (949) 234-5900 ex.16510 Spanish Teacher
Villalba, Fernanda (949) 234-5900 ex.16409 Spanish Teacher/AVID

Congratulations to our 2018 bilingual students

Julia Ransom takes FIRST place in the Escribo en Español writing contest.


France 2018

Bonjour! Hola!

San Juan Hills High School offers students two foreign languages:  French and Spanish


To graduate from high school, students need either one (1) year of a world language or one (1) year of a fine art.  


California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) require two (2) years of a world language, three (3) years recommended.

World Languages Classes

- Spanish I

- Spanish II

- Spanish III

- Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

- Spanish for Spanish Speakers II

- Two Way Immersion Spanish III

- Spanish IV AP Language

- Spanish V AP Literature

- French I

- French II

- French III

- French IV AP

Seal of Bilteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award that recognizes students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. This award encourages students to pursue biliteracy and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.

For questions about the seal or to see if you quality, talk to your World Language teacher or Academic Advisor. 

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates who received the seal on their diploma from the California Department of Education! 


Need Extra Help?

Try these links;


www.studyspanish.com  (spanish tutorial)

www.phschool.com  (Additional practice activities-no code required)

www.pearsonsuccessnet.com  (online textbook-see teacher for registration code)



www.classzone.com  (online textbook, flash cards, quizzes, and examples)

www.wordreference.com  (online dictionary and verb conjugations)






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