World Language


Lorenzo Rubio
Department Chair

Yihua Chou
Chinese Teacher
Li Li
Chinese Teacher
Suzanne Hamidi
French Teacher

Joanna Kacprzynska
French Teacher

Ruth Miller
French Teacher
Tamar Mishigian
French Teacher
Lindsay Wyffels
French Teacher
Jennifer Buono
Italian & EL Teacher
Natalie DelPercio
Italian Teacher
Allison Aupperle
Spanish & EL Teacher
Jacquelin Camacho
Spanish Teacher

Catherine Disterheft
Spanish Teacher

Lisa Fraticola
Spanish Teacher
Elizabeth Knoch
Spanish Teacher
Beth Leidolf
Spanish Teacher
Eduvijes Martinez
Spanish Teacher
Denise McGowan
Spanish Teacher
Brenda Morales
Spanish Teacher
Joe O'Malley
Spanish Teacher
Kelley Rodriguez
Spanish Teacher &
Instructional Coach
Omar Vasquez
Spanish Teacher
Tania Candelaria
EL Secretary
Michele Carlson
Bilingual Social Studies Teacher
Kevin Forsythe
EL Teacher
Erendira Loza Navarro
Bilingual Parent Liaison
Rebecca Mladic-Morales
EL Teacher

World Language at York

State seal of biliteracy

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SENIORS: Sign up for the Seal of Biliteracy Test Now through Pushcoin!

The Seal of Biliteracy test for Seniors will take place during Late start (7:40-9:15 am) on wednesday, January 22nd. Sign up and pay for the test before monday, January 20th. This January testing date is for seniors only as we need to get the tests done by february for diplomas. There will be a second testing date for underclassmen later in march.

Make sure you sign up for the correct test. Ask mr. rubio if you're not sure.


Understanding Your Scores

Interpretive Reading & Listening Scores

Presentational Writing Scores

Interpersonal Speaking & Listening Scores


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World Language & EL news

  • Seal of Biliteracy Test for Seniors only will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd during Late Start. 
  • Congratulations to our teachers presenting at the ACTFL National Convention for Teachers of World Language: Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. McGowan, Ms. Aupperle, and Ms. Fraticola!
  • Check out the World Language Department Chair's Presentation for a quick explanation of our course offerings at York as well as answers to the question: Why take World Language?