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“Language is the laughter of the soul.”    Pablo Neruda

The World Languages Department at Grayslake Central strives to inspire in our students a life-long appreciation of cultures, geography and communication and to prepare them to become global citizens who interact in a culturally appropriate manner.  We do this by creating a student-centered environment that promotes authentic communicative opportunities, aligning our lessons to meaningful learning targets and providing our students a variety of opportunities for them to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the language. 

World Language Department Staff

Jessica Baker

World Language

James Centella

World Language

Tiffany Decker

World Language

Melissa Dodge

World Language

Maggie Earl Shore

World Language

Robert Engebretson

German Teacher

Dominique Geocaris

World Language/EL Department Chair

Erica Johnson

World Language

Kelly Martinez

Spanish Teacher

Mark Paluga

World Language

Dorota Trybula

World Language

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