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World Languages Faculty

Branco, Jessica
World Language Teacher
Castillo, Miguel
World Language Teacher
Duus, Erik
World Language Teacher
Gonzalez, Israel
World Language Teacher
Jin, Ying
World Language Teacher
Musser, John
World Language Teacher
Rich, Janene
World Language Teacher
Villa, Ms.
World Language Teacher

Mango Languages

With a free Sunnyvale Library card, students have access to Mango Languages, a self-paced program for learning languages.  Students need their library card number to sign in, and they can create a profile to track their progress.  Students may obtain a Sunnyvale Library card by visiting the Sunnyvale library, registering online, or seeing the "Lunchtime Librarian" Ms. JoAnn Rees when she visits Fremont High School.

World Languages Department
Languages Around the World


Familiarity with a language other than English is imperative in today’s global and multicultural society. As a result, Fremont High School is pleased to offer our students the opportunity to study Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish language in our World Languages Department.


The mission of the Department of World Languages is to promote academic excellence by providing FHS students with the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively in writing as well as orally in a language other than English.  Additionally, the department fosters human understanding by exposing students to diverse cultures and by urging them to undertake cultural experiences that enhance their vision as global citizens.

Why Should You Know Another Language?


World Languages at Fremont


World Language Placement Tests

If a student is enrolling in a World Language course for the first time at FHS and speaks the language at home, he or she will need to take a placement exam to ensure that he or she is enrolled in the correct level of that World Language program.  The locations of the placement test are explained below. 

The Spanish Placement Test will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday March 25 at Columbia Middle School during the school-day:
    • this test will be ONLY for current Columbia Middle School students
    • students will receive a pass from CMS explaining when and where to report for testing
  • Wednesday April 1 at Fremont High School 3:30pm – 4:30pm:
    • this test is for any incoming 9th grader and current FHS student
    • students should report to FHS room 21 for testing (located upstairs in the main building)

The Chinese, French, and Japanese placement exams will take place:

  • Wednesday April 1 at Fremont High School 3:30pm – 4:30pm:
    • this test is for any incoming 9th grader and current FHS student
    • Chinese students should report to the Computer Lab for testing
    • French & Japanese students should report to room 20 (located upstairs in the main building)

NOTE! A student does NOT need to take a Placement test if…

  1. he / she is enrolling in Level 1 (ie: Spanish 1) AND does not speak the language at home
  2. he / she has taken the equivalent of Level 1 at his / her current school (Cupertino Middle School, Sunnyvale Middle School, or a FUHSD high school) and has the teacher’s recommendation to enroll in Level 2.  Those students may enroll in Level 2 (ie: Spanish 2).  Students arriving from other schools will need to take the placement exam to ensure that he / she is enrolled at the appropriate level.
  3. he / she is currently taking the requested World Language course at FHS (ie: the student is currently in Spanish 1 at FHS and is requesting Spanish 2).

For more information, please contact Maria Jackson, Assistant Principal of FHS.

Course Offerings

FHS World Languages Department offers the following courses:

Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4 Honors, AP Spanish (Language and Culture)

French 1, French  2, French 3, French 4 Honors, AP French (Language and Culture)

Japanese 1, Japanese 2, Japanese 3, Japanese 4, AP Japanese (Language and Culture)

Chinese 1, Chinese 2, Chinese 3, Chinese 4, AP Chinese (Language and Culture)


*Please note that the College Board Advanced Placement® Program for Languages Other than English has gone through extensive changes over the past few years.  College Board no longer offers AP® courses for both Language and Literature for most languages.  What were previously two separate courses are now combined into one course -titled  AP Language and Culture.  Please see faculty, guidance or the College Board website for more details.

Photo of WL Faculty

Dept. photo coming soon...

French Club and Honor Society

The French Honors Society meets every Wednesday at lunch.  Students plan cultural events for the French Club such as a Mardi Gras Mask-Making Party, a Crepe Party and a French Cinema Night.  They also offer FREE tutoring service for other French students during FLEX and Friday Morning Office Hours.  All students are welcome to join the festivities at the French Club events.  To be a member of the French Honors Society, students must be enrolled in a French class and meet the club requirements.  See the Club page for more information.

Société Honoraire de Français


French Honor Society Annual Crepe Festival

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Japanese Club

The Japanese Club meets every Wednesday to discuss cultural happenings in Japan.  They also plan fun activities, such as making Mochi for Tastes of the World Day.

Japanese Club Photo and link coming soon!