World Languages

Señorita Johnson, Madame Paquette-Neu, Señora Doll

France Live! Germany Live! Spain Live!

Did you know that every two years students travel to France, Germany, and Spain?  The Live! experience is a World Language course in which students earn a half credit for their work including sessions outside of the school day and the travel experience itself.  These students do not simply tour the country but use the skills they develop in their foreign language classes and then apply them in the most authentic of ways—in real life situations.  Students live with a host family, visit their schools, and tour the area.  Last March twenty-five students traveled to France and in June five traveled to Germany, and fifteen to Spain.  As part of the exchange program students from France, Germany, and Spain frequently visit Manitowoc, as well.  Our department mission to create a community of global citizens by engaging students in language learning, cultural activities, and international connections that will open students’ eyes to worldwide opportunities drives the philosophy behind these exchange programs as does our vision to enrich, inspire, and empower.