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World Languages Department  

Congratulations to our poster winners for National Foreign Language Week 2022! This year's theme is Celebrate Language Through Humanity. Click here to see the winning posters

The World Languages Department at Grayslake North is committed to preparing our students to communicate in other languages within and beyond the classroom setting.  In our classes we focus on the four communication skills; listening, reading, writing and speaking and provide students with engaging opportunities for success with the language.  Our goal is for students to acquire language in a natural, contextualized manner.  In addition, research supports and proves that students who study another language will improve in their first language which will strengthen student performance across other disciplines.  We encourage our students to take language for four years and to explore the benefits language can provide in their future.  With four years of language study, students may also receive college credit and be exempt from college graduation requirements.

Valerie Padgett-Krause
Department Chair
847-986-3100 x 5545

  • 1st Row - Dorota Trybula, Jen Welty, Lisa Palaian, Tracy Goana
  • 2nd Row - Martin Rocha, Jessica Baker, Nikki Kirchway, Meg Lopez, Valerie Padgett-Krause, Jim Murphy

World Language Department Staff

Jessica Baker

World Language

Robert Engebretson

German Teacher

Tracy Gaona

World Language

Nikki Kirchway

World Language

Meg Lopez

World Language

James Murphy

World Language

Valerie Padgett-Krause

World Language/EL Department Chair

Martin Rocha

World Language

Dorota Trybula

World Language

Jennifer Welty

World Language

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Grayslake North
1925 North Rt 83
Grayslake, IL 60030

(847) 986-3100

Upcoming Events

Modified Schedule - Early Release Block 5-8

May 23, 2022 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

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May 24, 2022

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May 24, 2022 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM