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Pinkerton Academy students not only learn the mechanics of another language but also explore the cultures, histories and traditions of those who speak it. Working with the faculty, students experience different ways of thinking, living, and communicating. 

Pinkerton offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Latin, and American Sign Language.

Pinkerton offers students a variety of study and travel opportunities outside the classroom, including trips to China, France, Canada, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Greece and Italy. In addition, students are given opportunities for immersion locally through workshops and social events organized by faculty.


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“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2016 Foreign Language Department Photo 1

Teacher Name Language Email Address
Alambillago, Cristina Spanish [email protected]
Alizio, Jon Spanish [email protected]
Barriere, Jenn Spanish [email protected]
Chase, Katherine Spanish/English for Speakers of Other Languages [email protected]
Couture, Guy French [email protected]
Christensen, Gale American Sign Language [email protected]
Farley, Amy Spanish [email protected]
Frenette, Josee French [email protected]
Frank, William (Toby) Spanish [email protected]
Hastings, Kurt Spanish [email protected]
Hourihane, Stacey French [email protected]
Mireles, Loly Spanish [email protected]
Mitchell, Lindsay Spanish [email protected]
McCabe, Maureen Department Head/Spanish [email protected]
Olkovikas, Mat Latin [email protected]
Padian, Carole Spanish [email protected]
Palmariello, Jessica American Sign Language [email protected]
Phelps, Mark Spanish [email protected]
Rosado, Gerry Spanish [email protected]
Ross, Liz French/Spanish  [email protected]
Schlachter, Judell German [email protected]
Schmidt, Peter Spanish [email protected]
Smith, Vallery Latin [email protected]
Vaitones, Ed German [email protected]

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The foreign Language Department Sponsors a variety of Clubs and Organizations including:

Sign Language Club (contact TBD)

Classical Society (contact [email protected] )

Foreign Language Honor Society (contact [email protected] )

Elementary Spanish Club (contact [email protected])

International Club (contact [email protected])



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“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

Travel opportunities abound for Pinkerton Students including:

2 Week Spanish Exchange Program with Colegio Askartza Claret

2 Week Spanish Language Immersion Program in Costa Rica with INTERCULTURA

Trips to France, Germany, Mexico

Shorter 3 day excursions to Quebec City (French) and New York (Spanish)

Quebec City 2016 Winter WeekendCosta Rica 2016

Spain 2015 Toledo


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