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Tamanawis Secondary

Caring Community, Engaged Learners, Inspired Citizens



Bonjour!  ¡Hola!  Sat Sri Akal!

Welcome to Tamanawis' vibrant Modern Languages Department!

We are proud to offer courses in three languages: French, Punjabi & Spanish. In our programs, students engage in a variety of experiential activities with the goal to enhance their skills in oral & written communication & comprehension of the second language. As well, students learn to appreciate & value other cultures through the exploration and study of languages, their literatures & history.

Why learn another language?

Being bilingual or plurilingual will increase your employment opportunities

Studying a second language increases your problem solving & hypothesis testing skills

Second language learning enhances creative thinking

Learning a second languages teaches you to appreciate & participate in other cultures

Improved literacy skills in first language

Enhanced self-esteem & pride

University entrance: a second language at the Grade 11 level is the minumum requirement for entrance to all programs to almost all universities. Many university Bachelor of Arts programs require a second language at the Grade 12 level.

Ms. A.barron_a@surreyschools.caTeacherFrench
Ms. B.ceccon_b@surreyschools.caTeacherFrench & Department Head
Mr. M.dhaliwal_mandee@surreyschools.caTeacherPunjabi
Ms. L.dicurzio_l@surreyschools.caTeacherFrench
Ms. S.sandvoss_s@surreyschools.caTeacherFrench & Department Head
Mr. C.stolz_c@surreyschools.caTeacherSpanish
Ms. H.toor_h@surreyschools.caTeacherPunjabi
Ms. D.yakubowski_d@surreyschools.caTeacherFrench
Punjabi Film Festival 
by Brenda Ceccon
 1/15/2014 8:30 AM
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