World Language Honor Society

  • World Language Honor Society Coordinator & Spanish Chapter Advisor:
    Sra. 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

  • Deadlines for applications and fees for the 2022-2023 school year will be available at the start of Semester 2, Winter 2023!

    *At this time, confirmation emails have been sent out if you have been accepted for the 2021-2022 school year. If you missed the $20 payment deadline, please take care of this ASAP!

    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 $20 check 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.

    Spring 2023 - 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 their $20. 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


    • 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


    • 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 in your high school Japanese studies 


    • Grade Level: 10-12
    • Course Level: Spanish 2 or higher
      *Exceptions: Freshman in Spanish 3 or higher that has completed Spanish 1 and 2 year-long courses at middle school level (society approval required); Freshman in Spanish Language & Literature 1 & 2 (Dual Language) and AP Spanish (no approval required)
    • Academic Performance: Hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in your high school Spanish studies

Applications by Language