• FHS World Languages and Cultures faculty 

    2023 - 2024  

    Tiffany Martin 
    American Sign Language 1, 2 
    John Jones  American Sign Language 2, 3, Dual Enrollment 4
    American Sign Language honor society  
    Ruth Décembre 
    French 1, 2, 3, 4 Honors, 5 Honors, Advanced Placement 
    French honor society 
    Teresa Blanchard Co-Chair German 1, 2, 4 Honors
    Lauren Krause 
    German 3, 5 Honors, Advanced Placement
    German honor society 
    Damian Tremblay
    Latin 2, 3, 4 Honors, Dual Enrollment 5, Advanced Placement 
    Latin honor society 
    Sergio Pardo Cortes Spanish 2, 3
    Lauren Shoemaker Co-Chair Spanish 1, 3
    Spanish honor society 
    Paola Mancera 
    Spanish 3, 4 Honors
    Gloria Monge  Spanish 3, 5 Honors 
    Frederick Reed  Spanish 4 Honors 
    Spanish for Fluent Speakers 2, 3 
    Andrea Naranjo Spanish 2, Advanced Placement 
    World Languages Tutoring  

    Peer tutors are available through the Academic Support Center (305): tutoring requests [pending update].  
    Virginia Governor's World Language Academies  

    Applications, eligibility, guide and sample tests; 
    Required presentation [pending update] with links to applications, contacts, guides, requirements, tests and timeline in order to complete applications; 
    Self nominations [pending update] due (November); 
    Recommendation requests due to current language teacher and non-language teacher (November); 
    Typed and printed applications due to Mr Tremblay or current language teacher (14 December); 
    Print or electronic teacher recommendations due (December - January); 
    Language esting (January); 
    Acceptance letters (April); and
    French, German, Japanese and Latin academies (June - July).  
    World Languages and Cultures Department 
    Office of Teaching and Learning  

    Directory and resources; Department video.  
    Seal of Bi-literacy 

    As of the fall semester in 2016, Freedom High School offers senior students the opportunity to qualify for the Virginia Board of Education's distinction, the Seal of Bi-literacy, on their diploma.  Seniors must meet and comply with the assessments(s), criteria, languages and window set forth by the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Education and Loudoun County Public Schools.  Students may contact the World Languages department chair with any refer questions.  
    Credit through Testing 

    Since the fall semester in 2017, Loudoun County Public Schools offers eligible junior and senior students the opportunity to qualify for the two (2) credits of a World Language course (levels one and two) through approved testing of written proficiency in available languages.  Registration is due by 29 October.  Students who pass will also earn the Virginia Seal of Bi-literacy.  Students may apply through an on-line page.  Please refer questions to the department chair.   
    Curriculum Night
    January 2023 

    American Sign Language
    Universities outside of Virginia which accept ASL in fulfillment of language requirements 
    Reasons to study ASL 
Last Modified on August 23, 2023