Hermeline to teach in New York City

Jérôme Hermeline finished his sixth and final year at Harvard-Westlake this year, after serving as World Language Department Head for three years. He will teach French at Horace Mann School in New York next year. Hermeline said he will miss the students, faculty members and close friends he has made at Harvard-Westlake when he leaves, […]

Wilairat to serve as new World Languages Head

Latin teacher Derek Wilairat will replace French teacher Jerome Hermeline as the World Languages Department Head starting next school year. Over his 13-year career at the school, Wilairat has taught Latin II, Advanced Placement Latin, Latin Literature Honors and Directed Study: Latin. Wilairat said his experience will help bring a comprehensive perspective to the position. […]

French staff incorporates new sources

French staff incorporates new sources

  French teachers began a process to improve the French curriculum during a professional development workshop called “Planning and Evaluation with IPAs and Authentic Sources” at the Upper School Aug 22. French teachers Simona Ghirlanda, Jerome Hermeline, Jenn Lechevallier ’98, Myriam LeGoff, Amandine Nelaton and Heath Wagerman attended the four-hour workshop, which was presented by […]

Languages department expands honors classes

The Upper School World Languages department will offer Spanish and French II Honors starting next school year to “better prepare students for three honors and for [the] AP program.” Upper school students meeting the requirement of receiving a 93 percent or higher in French or Spanish 1 or 1B and permission of the instructor will […]

World Languages teachers host speaker

All French, Spanish and Chinese classes on both campuses attended Keys to Planning for Learning, the third world languages professional development day on Wednesday to keep their teaching “up-to-date”. French, Spanish, and Chinese classes were canceled in order for the faculty members to attend the daylong conference at the Upper School. Laura Terrill, a speaker […]