World Languages

The World Languages curricula at Ursuline enable students to communicate effectively and accurately in a second language, unlocking the door to access and appreciate new cultures and peoples. In keeping with Ursuline's motto of "We learn not for school, but for life," studying one or more world languages at Ursuline prepares students for work and travel in the highly globalized society in which we live. Courses emphasize communicative competence in writing and speaking the target language as well as the understanding of the culture and literature of the countries in which it is spoken.

Ursuline offers the following world languages:

Ursuline Language Honor Societies

Students who complete the first semester of the third year of a language with an A (91.45) each semester and a B- (82.45) in other courses each semester are invited to join Ursuline’s Honor Society of their language if they enroll for a fourth year of this language. A single Induction Ceremony for students of all languages is held in April. Current Ursuline students who are past inductees are also invited and often play a role in conducting this Ceremony.

Seal of Biliteracy

Ursuline provides students with the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, a graduation honor offered by the State of Ohio to students who earn a 4 or higher on an AP language exam within 15 months of graduation, in addition to passing the English and reading sections of either the ACT (18+ in English, 22+ in Reading), SAT (480+ Reading and Writing) or IOWA assessments. For more information, please consult the Ohio Department of Education’s website:

Dr. Aurelio Auseré

World Languages Faculty Member (Spanish), World Languages & Cultures Department Coordinator, Spain Immersion Program Coordinator

Ms. Christina Crickmer

World Languages Faculty Member (German), German Club Moderator, Publications Co-Moderator

Mr. Colin Higgins

World Languages Faculty Member - Spanish/ Linguistics, Spanish Club Moderator, Writing in Community Club Moderator, Speech and Debate Club Moderator

Ms. Kerrie Katsetos

Assistant Principal, World Languages Faculty Member (Spanish), Student Council Co-Moderator
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Mr. David Ligon

World Languages Faculty Member (Latin), Social Studies Faculty Member, Latin Club Moderator

Ms. Rachel Rider

World Languages Faculty Member (French), French Club Moderator, French Immersion Program Coordinator

Ms. Megan Slack

Class of 2014
World Languages Faculty Member (French)