Italian, German to add 2nd level

Siddarth Kucheria

New levels of Italian and German will be added to next year’s curriculum for those who have completed the introductory classes.

The World Language Department will add German level two and Italian two. Spanish teacher Aaron Bluestein will teach Italian level one, and French teacher Simona Ghirlanda will teach level two. The classes will be available to native speakers and those who have taken the level one class this year or with the Harvard-Westlake Summer Program.

“I chose to offer intermediate and advanced levels to those who had previously been studying with me,” Ghirlanda said.

“Next year instead, since [Bluestein] is willing to help me again, we will be able to offer a level one to those who want to start from scratch and a level two to our current sophomores and juniors who want to continue their Italian,” Ghirlanda said.

Technology center director and math teacher Chris Gragg will teach German levels one and two.

Students who took level one German or Italian look forward to taking the next level of their language.

“I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge of [German] and how it works,” Anai Finnie ’15 said. “Someday I would love to be fluent.”