World Language Department

2019 World Language Summer Assignments

Click here for Italian IV Honors

Click here for AP Italian

Click here for French IV Honors

Click here for AP French

Click here for Spanish IV Honors

Click here for AP Spanish

From Tuesday, March 26th to Monday, April 1st Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School hosted twenty exchange students and three educators from the College Les Garrigues school in Montpellier, France. On Tuesday, March 28, the students went on a joint field trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

On Thursday, 1/17/2019, eighteen seniors at Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School were acknowledged by the Westwood Regional Board of Education for achieving the New Jersey State Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy.

The New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy Program identifies students who have demonstrated proficiency in English & at least one other language according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency guidelines.


On May 22, 2018, Ms. Petrillo's students journeyed to the Bronx Little Italy Arthur Avenue in the Bronx to learn about Italian culture.


On March 27, 2018, Mrs. Lisa Arias, an educational advisor from the Consulate of Spain, came to speak with Senor Thomas’ AP Spanish and Spanish IV Honors students.

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. Emily Halter . Four levels of French, Italian, and Spanish are offered at the high school along with an honors track. In addition, students may enroll in the AP French, AP Spanish, and AP Italian 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 IPAs. 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, Italian, 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 or 201 664-0880 x 2070.


Michael Kenduck

Assistant Principal