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Lot Epreso2 2009

  1. 1. Languages other than English & English as a Second Language Francesco L. Fratto Coordinator of LOTE & ESL
  2. 2. Francesco L. Fratto, Coordinator of LOTE & ESL Leadership within the LOTE Profession: <ul><li>Director, The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Member, Nassau County Collegial Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Former Co-Chair of the Long Island Language Teachers’ Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Former Director of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NYCAFLT at UFT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NYCDOE - Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous workshops and speeches </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. LOTE Cheers! <ul><li>Foreign Language Club for 5 th grade students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The after school club exposes students to the study of Chinese, French, Italian and / or Spanish before they make their selection for formal study of a language in sixth grade. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent Study Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A high school after school program that offers students the opportunity to study less commonly taught languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, and Russian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chinese is not a post-Regents elective as in many districts. It is on par with French, Italian and Spanish beginning in the 6 th grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>99.5% of our students pass the NYS Proficiency and Regents Exams in Modern Languages. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half Hollow Hills Provides the study of languages to those students with IEPs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students participate and win numerous local and national contests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent: Four students from HHH won the Great French Explores Contest and the European Union Contest. The contest was sponsored by the French Embassy in NY and the American Association of Teachers of French </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ESL Cheers! <ul><li>Proficiency Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ESL teachers work very hard and offer differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the many levels of proficiency. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki Space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ESL teachers embrace technology and communicate via a Wiki Space since they are in 11 different buildings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ESL Parent Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant contact with ESL families so that they feel that they are part of the HHH Family. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ESL Excursions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NCLB Title III funds are provided to assist ESL families acclimate to the community and to the many educational resources within the State. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations at Faculty Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development for faculty is a necessary component as we strive to serve the needs of our English Language Learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Abriendo Puertas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created to serve the needs of the Spanish Speaking community in HHH. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. LOTE & Special Education <ul><li>We are proud that our children are afforded the opportunity to study a foreign language. Students with IEPs can study Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish or select from two programs that were specifically designed to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities; They can select American Sign Language or Spanish Foundations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Future <ul><li>We constantly reflect, examine data and make adjustments to our programs when necessary. We feel that we have a solid program in place, but our work is never done as we strive to meet the needs of our children. We embrace change! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>6th - 8th Grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve articulation between grades six and seven. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pinyin – Introduce and slowly phase out the use of pinyin as our students become familiar with the simplified characters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional - 你好 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified will be studies over the more difficult traditional characters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase resources to support our new Mandarin Chinese Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore new textbooks to slowly replace our French, Italian and Spanish textbooks that are currently in use </li></ul></ul></ul>Long Term Plans: Middle School
  8. 8. Long Term: High School <ul><ul><li>Explore College Level Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange / Humanitarian Programs with France, Italy, Spain and China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There were exchange programs in the past, but were suspended due to 9/11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare faculty and staff as we add Mandarin Chinese to the high school program in 2011! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore new textbooks to replace our French, Italian and Spanish textbooks that are currently in use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure that online resources are part of any new textbook series. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. ESL Program <ul><li>ESL  Bilingual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to the small population of our English Language Learners (ELL), we do not offer bilingual programs, but we do immerse our students in English in our ESL courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federal and State Mandates for ELLs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HHH complies with all mandates set forth by local, state and federal agencies. We provide whatever resources we can afford to assist our students in the acquisition of English. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The many languages spoken by our ELL population: <ul><li>Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Bengali </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnian </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Haitian Creole </li></ul><ul><li>Hindi </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Korean </li></ul><ul><li>Polish </li></ul><ul><li>Telugu </li></ul><ul><li>Urdu </li></ul><ul><li>Uzbek </li></ul><ul><li>Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Ashanti/Twi </li></ul><ul><li>Farsi </li></ul><ul><li>Gujarati </li></ul><ul><li>Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Malayalam </li></ul><ul><li>Pashto </li></ul><ul><li>Sinhala </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish </li></ul><ul><li>Tagalog </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions?