World Language Honor Society

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

    Chinese Chapter Advisor:
    Wen Kuo (503) 375-7815 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 downloaded from the links below. World language teachers will make also hard copy applications available to students in class. 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.

    Induction Ceremony 2017

Important Dates 2020-2021

  • Friday, 2/26/21 - Application (including Personal Statement) due via Google Forms

    Friday, 4/2/21 - $20 one-time fee due to bookkeeper (Ms. Freeman)
    *NOTE: Please DO NOT pay this until you have received an email confirmation that you have met the minimum criteria for membership, which will be checked upon receipt of your application. This fee can be paid by check in the mail sent to West Linn High School (Attn: Bookkeeper) 5464 W A St West Linn, OR 97068 or through the WebStore.

    Spring 2021 (Exact time/date/location TBD) - World Language Recognition Night
    For new society inductees, Senior Honors Cord recipients, and Senior Seal of Biliteracy recipients.

    Please note: Membership certificates for French, Chinese, and Japanese students who became new members (and were non-seniors) in the spring of the 2019-2020 school year will receive these at a later date, most likely via mail. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to get these to you.



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
      *Exception: Freshman in AP French
    • Academic Performance:  Finish first term with an A- or better AND hold a cumulative unweighted GPAof 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 at WLHS  


    • 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 AP Spanish (no approval required)
    • Academic Performance: Hold a cumulative unweighted GPAof 3.0 or higher in your high school Spanish studies

Applications by Language