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Published on January 5, 2009

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LOTE presentation of curriculum, etc.

Languages other than English & English as a Second Language Francesco L. Fratto Coordinator of LOTE & ESL

Francesco L. Fratto, Coordinator of LOTE & ESL Leadership within the LOTE Profession: Director, The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Member, Nassau County Collegial Circle Former Co-Chair of the Long Island Language Teachers’ Conference Former Director of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Workshops: NYCAFLT at UFT NYCDOE - Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics Writing Workshop Numerous workshops and speeches

Director, The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Member, Nassau County Collegial Circle

Former Co-Chair of the Long Island Language Teachers’ Conference

Former Director of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers

Workshops:

NYCAFLT at UFT

NYCDOE - Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

Writing Workshop

Numerous workshops and speeches

LOTE Cheers! Foreign Language Club for 5 th grade students The after school club exposes students to the study of Chinese, French, Italian and / or Spanish before they make their selection for formal student of a language in 6 th grade. Independent Study Program 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 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. Assessments 99.5% of our students pass the NYS Proficiency and Regents Exams in Modern Languages. Special Education Half Hollow Hills Provides the study of languages to those students with IEPs. National Awards Students participate and win numerous local and national contests 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

Foreign Language Club for 5 th grade students

The after school club exposes students to the study of Chinese, French, Italian and / or Spanish before they make their selection for formal student of a language in 6 th grade.

Independent Study Program

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

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.

Assessments

99.5% of our students pass the NYS Proficiency and Regents Exams in Modern Languages.

Special Education

Half Hollow Hills Provides the study of languages to those students with IEPs.

National Awards

Students participate and win numerous local and national contests

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

ESL Cheers! Proficiency Levels The ESL teachers work very hard and offer differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the many levels of proficiency. Wiki Space The ESL teachers embrace technology and communicate via a Wiki Space since they are in 11 different buildings. ESL Parent Orientation Constant contact with parents so that they feel that they are part of the HHH Family. Often times, ESL parents feel isolated, but not in HHH! ESL Excursions NCLB Title III funds are provided to assist ESL families acclimate to the community and to the many educational resources within the state. Presentations at Faculty Meetings Professional development for faculty is a necessary component as we strive to serve the needs of our English Language Learners. Abriendo Puertas Created to serve the needs of the Spanish Speaking community in HHH.

Proficiency Levels

The ESL teachers work very hard and offer differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the many levels of proficiency.

Wiki Space

The ESL teachers embrace technology and communicate via a Wiki Space since they are in 11 different buildings.

ESL Parent Orientation

Constant contact with parents so that they feel that they are part of the HHH Family. Often times, ESL parents feel isolated, but not in HHH!

ESL Excursions

NCLB Title III funds are provided to assist ESL families acclimate to the community and to the many educational resources within the state.

Presentations at Faculty Meetings

Professional development for faculty is a necessary component as we strive to serve the needs of our English Language Learners.

Abriendo Puertas

Created to serve the needs of the Spanish Speaking community in HHH.

LOTE & Special Education 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 a learning disability; they can select American Sign Language and Spanish Foundations.

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 a learning disability; they can select American Sign Language and Spanish Foundations.

The Future 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 for to meet the needs of our children. We embrace change!

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 for to meet the needs of our children. We embrace change!

6th - 8th Grade Improve articulation between grades six and seven. Chinese Pinyin – Introduce and slowly phase out the use of pinyin as our students become familiar with the simplified characters Traditional - 你好 Simplified will be studies over the more difficult traditional characters Resources Purchase resources to support our new Mandarin Chinese Program Explore new textbooks to slowly replace our French, Italian and Spanish textbooks that are currently in use Long Term Plans: Middle School

6th - 8th Grade

Improve articulation between grades six and seven.

Chinese

Pinyin – Introduce and slowly phase out the use of pinyin as our students become familiar with the simplified characters

Traditional - 你好

Simplified will be studies over the more difficult traditional characters

Resources

Purchase resources to support our new Mandarin Chinese Program

Explore new textbooks to slowly replace our French, Italian and Spanish textbooks that are currently in use

Long Term: High School Explore College Level Courses Exchange / Humanitarian Programs with France, Italy, Spain and China There were exchange programs in the past, but they were suspended due to the world climate after 9/11 Chinese Prepare faculty and staff as we add Mandarin Chinese to the high school program in 2011! Resources Explore new textbooks to slowly replace our French, Italian and Spanish textbooks that are currently in use

Explore College Level Courses

Exchange / Humanitarian Programs with France, Italy, Spain and China

There were exchange programs in the past, but they were suspended due to the world climate after 9/11

Chinese

Prepare faculty and staff as we add Mandarin Chinese to the high school program in 2011!

Resources

Explore new textbooks to slowly replace our French, Italian and Spanish textbooks that are currently in use

ESL Program ESL  Bilingual Due to the small population of our English Language Learners (ELL), we do not offer bilingual programs, but we do immerse of students in English in our ESL courses Federal and State Mandates for ELLs 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.

ESL  Bilingual

Due to the small population of our English Language Learners (ELL), we do not offer bilingual programs, but we do immerse of students in English in our ESL courses

Federal and State Mandates for ELLs

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.

The many languages spoken by our ELL population: Arabic Bengali Bosnian Chinese Haitian Creole Hindi Japanese Korean Polish Telugu Urdu Uzbek Russian Spanish Ashanti/Twi Farsi Gujarati Italian Malayalam Pashto Sinhala Turkish Tagalog Portuguese

Arabic

Bengali

Bosnian

Chinese

Haitian Creole

Hindi

Japanese

Korean

Polish

Telugu

Urdu

Uzbek

Russian

Spanish

Ashanti/Twi

Farsi

Gujarati

Italian

Malayalam

Pashto

Sinhala

Turkish

Tagalog

Portuguese

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