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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Watch and Learn

Emma Limor October 2, 2019

Students and teachers discuss the potential benefits of learning a foreign language by watching television. Evie de Rubertis '21/Chronicle Learning a language through watching TV helps with comprehension...

World Languages Department Head Jerome Hermeline presents a student with their National Language Honors Society certificate. 

Credit: Anusha Mathur/Chronicle

Foreign language teachers induct students into Language Honor Societies

Anusha Mathur May 24, 2018

Foreign language teachers inducted students in advanced Spanish, Latin, French and Chinese classes into their respective National Foreign Language Societies on May 22. Calvin Kaleel ’18, Strauss Cooperstein...

Babel invites students to submit their work

Kyra Hudson January 11, 2018

"Babel," the Upper School’s foreign language magazine, is open to submissions for this year’s publication. The magazine is accepting all types of works in foreign languages, including essays, poems,...

Photo Illustration by Sam Ko and Alison Oh

Living Through Language

Alison Oh January 10, 2018

Chinese idioms, or chengyu, are difficult to learn, culturally complex and grammatically irregular. For most students of Chinese, they're a nightmare. But as her classmates groaned at the sight of a new...

Enrollment in trip hits record high

Saba Nia April 27, 2017

One of the largest groups to travel with the program in its history, 26 Spanish language students visited Spain to immerse themselves in the culture and language from March 30 to April 16. Spanish teacher...

Babel urges students to submit work

Saba Nia January 12, 2017

To spread literary art in different languages on campus, Babel, the Upper School’s foreign language magazine is officially accepting submissions for this year’s publication. Submissions include poems,...

Babel submissions increase with new incentives

Kamala Durairaj March 18, 2015

The newly renamed world languages magazine Babel has received 50 student submissions, an increase due to a new extra credit opportunity offered by the World Language department. Babel Editor Lucas Gelfen...

Language faculty adopts new name

Noa Yadidi September 25, 2013

The Foreign Language department has changed its name to the World Language department. "The modern languages we teach are not ‘foreign’ to our country or school community, and the classical languages...

Gragg to offer German language, culture class

Sarah Novicoff April 24, 2013

The Foreign Language Department will begin offering a yearlong Directed Study in German next year. The class will be taught by Technology Center Director and math teacher Chris Gragg, who holds a master’s...

School Year Abroad to begin research

Aaron Lyons September 5, 2012

A student control group consisting of Upper School foreign language students who have studied abroad will be tested on cognitive abilities in September and May by the School Year Abroad research program. SYA...

Rain floods Seaver halls, classrooms

April 27, 2012

By Sam Sachs The first floor of the Seaver Academic Center flooded due to heavy rain during sixth period on April 13. The maintenance crew attributed the flooding to clogged drains just outside the doors...

Administration prepares for noise, disturbances

December 14, 2011

By Eli Haims Administrators are taking steps to alleviate concerns over the noise due to the construction of the Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Study and the new pool, both of which are slated to...

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