Mrs. Remeta, World Language department chair, was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She has been teaching at Palos Verdes High School since 2003. She earned a BS in Architecture in Lima and came to USA to further her studies at UCLA. Prior to teaching she worked for nine years in the interior design field. After having her children she decided to become a teacher. She graduated from LMU with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. Teaching Spanish is her passion and she is excited to share what she knows as a native speaker. Mrs. Remeta currently teaches Spanish IV, Spanish V, and AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and travel.
The World Language Department at Palos Verdes High School currently offers regular, MCR (Meets College Requirements), honors, and AP classes for Spanish, French, and Chinese. We have a dynamic, creative and experienced faculty of 11 teachers. All of our teachers hold CA teaching credentials and most of them have earned master’s degrees. The World Language Department Goals are:
Our Language programs benefit from the block schedule, which allows extended time (approximately 113 minutes) in the classroom to learn, practice, and refine all language skills. We offer:
All World Language classes promote the acquisition of a new language according to ACTFL’s National Standards. Communication
What determines student placement for each language level?
Students are placed in a level based on achievement and teacher recommendation. Students must demonstrate competency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening at each level in order to advance.
What is MCR? MCR is an acronym for “Meets College Requirement.”
Students who struggle in second language acquisition are assessed and may be placed in an MCR class based on teacher recommendation. This tract meets College requirements and adheres to California State world Language Standards. It moves at a modified pace.
If my child earned a solid A or B in a world language class in 8th grade, what class should he/she take as a freshman?
The appropriate placement is the next corresponding level. For French and Spanish, it’s level 2. There is no Level 2 honors class. For Chinese, if the student finished Level 1 or Level 1 part 1 and 2, the appropriate placement is Level 2.
What is the benefit of teaching world language using the block schedule vs. the traditional schedule? The Block schedule (approximately 113 minutes) allows more time for oral and written assessment, listening activities, group projects, and presentations. It is ideal for using a variety of activities to differentiate learning. Having the students in class for a longer period of time also prepares them for longer classes at the university level.