Language Acquisition Programs
The top priority of the Language Acquisition Department is the health, well-being and academic progress of our Multilingual Learners (MLLs). The Corona Virus or COVID-19 has positioned schools across New York State to engage in iLearning or distance learning in order to lessen the spread of the virus. Bilingual, ESOL and Content Area teachers may use online platforms and email with students and parents to provide assignments in alignment with the subject content standards and requisite skills of their respective classes. It is strongly recommended that teachers interact with students, parents, and colleagues within the contractual workday. Guidance #3 provides administrators, ESOL and Bilingual teachers strategies and supports for Multilingual Learners. It reviews the scope of learning and services that a Multilingual Learner might encounter in distance learning environments in which MLLs/ELLs receive instruction. CLICK HERE to access the Guidance #3 Document for more details.
Dual Language Program
World Languages/ Languages Other Than English (L.O.T.E)
World Language acquisition is an integral part of the instructional program for secondary students in grades 7-12. Along with language acquisition, second language learners also gain knowledge and understanding of cultural, geographical and economical qualities associated with the languages studied. Foreign Language instruction prepares students to compete in the global market through acquisition and mastery of multilingual skills.