World Language Department

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Jr./Sr. High School Spanish instructor, Mrs. Donna Kahn, speaks with a representative from the Spanish Consulate at the 2017 NECTFL Conference.


RIGHT:

Jr./Sr. High School STEM instructor, Mrs. Adelyn Gann, performs Flamenco dancing to teach students about Spanish Culture.

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Welcome to the World Language Department at the Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School.

At Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School, students can build upon their knowledge of French with Mr. Jeffrey Welfel or Mrs. Catherine Meringolo, Spanish with Mr. Miguel Thomas, Mrs. Donna Kahn, Mrs. Jennifer Buccola, Mrs. Jennifer Lifrieri, Mrs. Nicole Sigona, or Mrs. Penni Winters. In addition, students may opt to learn Italian with Ms. Christina Petrillo or Ms. Cristina La Padula. Four levels of French and Spanish are offered at the high school along with an honors track. In addition, students may enroll in the AP French and AP Spanish Language and Cultures courses.

World Language instructors at the high school incorporate best practice in their content area by evaluating their students’ progress with Integrated Performance Assessments or IPA. In a traditional IPA, the teacher selects a unit based theme and the students are assessed across the interpretive mode (reading and/or listening), interpersonal mode (speaking and listening), and presentational mode (speaking and/or writing).

To view course descriptions click here.

The French and Spanish Honor Societies are extra-curricular academic activities for students to further engage in the learning of World Languages.

All members of the World Language Department are committed to professional development and are encouraged to join professional organizations (FLENJ-Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey and ACTFL-American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language).

If you would like more information on our program, please contact me at michael.kenduck@wwrsd.org or 201 664-0880 x 2070.

Sincerely,

Michael Kenduck

Assistant Principal