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Our mission statement

Studying a world language means jobs, world travel, and global communication! At Wilcox High School, students can learn about amazing cultures and their languages by studying Japanese, French, or Spanish. Our World Language courses meet national and state standards and are certified for both the University of California and California State University systems. Students are also able to earn the California Seal of Biliteracy through advanced study of their chosen language. At Wilcox this honor includes a medallion worn at graduation, a seal affixed to the student’s diploma, and a special notation on the student’s final transcript.

World language department staff
Sandra Alfonso (408) 423-2578 World Language (Spanish)
Julie Covey (408) 423-2501 World Language (Spanish)
Velia Gándara-Solís (408) 423-2514 World Language (Spanish), Link Crew Coordinator, Latino Student Union Advisor
Dunia Hassan (408) 423-2565 World Language (Spanish)
Karine Khurshudyan (408) 423-2494 World Language (Spanish)
Kelly Kosuga (408) 242-4329 World Language (Japanese)
Thuy Nishio (408) 423-2525 World Language (French), French Club Advisor, Chinese Club Advisor
Amy Peoples (408) 423-2547 World Language (French), AVID
Anna Santana (408) 423-2550 World Language (Spanish)
Itsuko Tamaki (Suzuki) (408) 423-2576 World Language (Japanese), Japanese Club Advisor
Jennifer Woo (408) 423-2564 World Language (Spanish), Spanish Club Advisor, Sister Cities Co-Advisor