The World Language Department at Palatine High School has been around for over 30 years. At one point English as a Second Language was part of "Foreign Language" today known as World Language. Regardless of name change or added services and languages for our students and the Palatine Community, Palatine High School has continued to embrace change, student interest, and cultural awareness. Our department serves as one vehicle to students education. We are here as an elective course because students seek for various reasons the wanting to learn or enhance their language or culture. As part of our goal, we aim to bring students language opportunities and cultural experiences they might otherwise not have without our coursework, clubs, and activities.