World Language Honor Society

  • World Language Honor Society Coordinator & Spanish Chapter Advisor:
    Lisa Rodriguez (503) 673-7815 ext. 4808

    Chinese Chapter Advisor:
    Anna Gustafson (503) 673-815 ext. 4855

    French Chapter Advisor:
    Erin O'Malley (503) 673-7815 ext. 4805

    Japanese Chapter Advisor:
    Carolyn Hawes (503) 673-7815 ext. 4853

About World Language Honor Society

  • World Language Honor Society is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in a world language class at West Linn High School. Membership signifies a student's dedication and passion for language and making global connections. Members further pledge to promote friendship and understanding between their country and others, in the hope that all may live in peace.

    Applications for membership can be found below via Google Forms. While each nationally-recognized society may differ slightly by language in terms of membership criteria, the application process is the same for each language. Please refer to your respective application below for any language-specific criteria. There are no meetings nor commitments associated with membership. Membership is based solely on academics.

Important Dates 2022-2023

  • The application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has passed. At this time, student eligibility is being confirmed and fees being added to accounts for qualifying new members.

    You do not need to pay your one-time fee until applications/eligibility has been reviewed. Once accepted, you will receive an email from Sra. Lisa Rodriguez notifying you that a charge has been added to your student account, at which point you can pay. Fees must be paid no later than Friday, March 24th!

    To pay your fee, choose one of the options below:

    1. Pay your fee online through the Web Store HERE.
    2. Pay your fee in person (cash/check/card), directly to Ms. Freeman at the Bookkeeper's office in front of the Counseling office. Her office is open Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. Payments will not be accepted during class.
    3. Mail a check ($30 for Chinese, $20 for all other languages) to the school, made out to West Linn High School. Be sure to include your (student) first and last name and "World Language Honor Society fee" on the memo line. The envelope should be addressed to the following:
            West Linn High School c/o Brenda Freeman
            5464 W A Street
            West Linn, OR 97068
    *Please note that credit card payments cannot be taken over the phone.

    Monday, April 24th @ 6:30pm in the PAC - World Language Recognition Night
    *Please note: New inductees who have outstanding membership fees by the event will not receive their certificate until they have paid with the bookkeeper. See instructions above.



Membership Qualifications

  • Please read through qualifications carefully as they may differ slightly by language.


    • Grade Level: 9-12
    • Course Level: Chinese 2 or higher
    • Academic Performance:  Hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better in your high school Chinese studies
    • One-time fee: $30


    • Grade Level: 9-12
    • Course Level: French 2 or higher
    • Academic Performance:  Finish first term with an A- or better AND hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in your high school French studies
    • One-time fee: $20


    • Grade Level: 9-12
    • Course Level: Japanese 2 or higher
    • Academic Performance: Hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or better in your high school Japanese studies AND hold a cumulative unweighted overall GPA of 3.0 or better 
    • One-time fee: $20


    • Eligibility varies by course history/experience. Please read carefully! 
      • Completed semester-long Spanish 1 & 2 in middle school and is at least a 10th grader in high school Spanish 2 or higher, or;
      • Completed year-long Spanish 1 & 2 in middle school and is at least a 9th grader in high school Spanish 3, or;
      • Completed K-8 of the Dual Language Program and is at least a 9th grader in Language & Literature I or II, or;
      • Is a 9th grader or older in AP Spanish Language & Culture.
    • Academic Performance: Hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in your high school Spanish studies
    • One-time fee: $20

Applications by Language