World Languages/ Home and Careers

Dr. Lionel Chan
Curriculum Associate, World Languages, Family & Consumer Sciences

(516) 203-3600 ext. 3428
[email protected]

Click here for National Standards in World Languages

Department Goals and Planning

World Languages: Department Goals

  • For students to develop skills in the three communication modes (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) that will enable them to interact successfully with the global community
  • For students to develop cultural understandings and connections on a deep level that will enable them to be global citizens, enriching their lives and the lives of others
  • For students to develop 21st skills in the use of technology along with their world language experiences to foster flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and innovation
  • For students to experience and build on the connections between world languages, world cultures and other academic areas of study
  • For students to interact and collaborate with the global community, using their world language skills to advance their understanding of world languages, world cultures and to develop a life-long love of learning languages

Click here for the Department Statement of Philosophy

Themes for World Languages 21st Century

Click here for the Spanish Honor Society Newsletter

Click here for the March, 2013
Board of Education Presentation - Confucius Classroom

Research and Rationale for Language Study

Students are required to complete a minimum of 1 year of language study for graduation.  One high school credit is earned upon the completion of the 6th - 8th grade sequence at the middle school level and passing the FLACS Checkpoint A Regional Exam in June.  

For a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation using a world language sequence, students are required to complete an additional two years of study in the same language at the high school level, completing a three year sequence and passing the FLACS Checkpoint B Regional Exam in June.


Watch some fun moments in our FLES program:

Spanish Honor Society Newsletter (updated version)

Brochure for Exchange Program with Spain

Brochure for Exchange Program with China                                                                         

Highlights from Quebec trip of 2014:

Celebrating the Lunar New Year
Lunar new year   

The Middle School International Tiles Project in collaboration with the Art Department

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FLES students having fun and HS students teaches FLES classes


HS Students working with technology: iPads to collaborate in groups and skipping with China

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