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World Languages

Long Beach Middle School Language Program Video - 

Philosophy
The World Language, Spanish in the Elementary School, Dual Language, and English as a New Language (ENL) Programs provide all students with equity and access to educational programs that promote language, social development and cross-cultural opportunities.

Goals

  • Provide opportunities for students to develop communication skills in a second language
  • Strengthen instructional delivery through inquiry and student-centered classroom experiences
  • Continue to develop a rigorous curriculum
  • Before school and after school enrichment programs (ENL, Spanish in Elementary School, DLEP)
  • Promote Parental Involvement
  • Improve support materials and curriculum resources


World Languages

  • ENL (Grades K-12, English as a New Second Language)
  • Spanish at the Elementary level in all schools
  • World Languages 6-12 in French, Italian and Spanish
  • Native Spanish Language classes 6-12


Professional Development Support
Our Department provides professional development in a variety of ways including, in district and out of district trainings, workshops, conferences,  and school visitations.  Staff Development opportunities also include:

  •  Native Language writing workshops
  • Partnership with the Spanish Embassy/Education Department Circulo de la
    Hispanidad
  • Language Research
  • Rosetta Stone
  • ENL Strategies & Methodologies
  • National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) Conference
  • New York State Association of Bilingual Educators (SABE) Conference



Parent / Community
Parents are offered different workshops including:

  • ENL Parent Orientation
  • NYSESLAT Informational Sessions
  • Saturday Language Enrichment Program