World Languages

About World Languages

The World Language department at COHS teaches Spanish 1 to 5 and French 1 to 4.  All COHS students are required to take two years of one foreign language.  The majority of our students go on to study for a third year, fulfilling one requirement for the NYS Advanced Regents Diploma.  Many of our students continue their studies with the Level 4 and 5 curriculum, where they can earn college credit through NCCC, taught here at O’Hara.

Incoming freshman who wish to challenge the Spanish 1 or French 1 courses will have the opportunity to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the language through a placement test given at COHS in May. 

Any questions concerning the World Language program at COHS should be directed to the Guidance Department or to Mrs. Cheryl Steingasser, csteingasser@cardinalohara.com, chairperson of the World Language Department.

World Language Class Information


Mrs. Cheryl Steingasser
csteingasser@cardinalohara.com

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish III

Mrs. Antoinetta Castaldo
acastaldo@cardinalohara.com

  • Spanish II
  • Spanish IV-  College Level
  • Spanish V- College Level

Mrs. Susan Zgoda
szgoda@cardinalohara.com

  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • French IV