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The Departments of Languages other than English & English as a Second Language Francesco L. Fratto Director of LOTE & ESL Board of Education Meeting November 22, 2010


What can we do differently?


K-12 National Enrollment Year

FL Enrollment Overall Enrollment Percentage

2004-2005 8,638,990*

47,983,788

18.00%

2007-2008 8,907,201**

48,112,069

18.51%

Data: Foreign Language Enrollments in K-12 Public Schools: Are Students Prepared for a Global Society? (2010). Alexandria VA: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. • 24states did not provide data ** 17 states did not provide data Enrollment data for those states that did not provide data was estimated


Interesting Facts: • United Kingdom: 71% (1997) / 44% (2008) - “National Crisis” - Agenda to increase enrollment • 200 Million Chinese Schoolchildren studied English (2008) • 60,000 U.S. Students studied Chinese (‘07-’08) • U.S. lacks a national action plan


New York State LOTE Enrollment Language

2004-2005

2007-2008

French

123,392

116,236

Spanish

507,480

559,432

Chinese

3,760

6,919

ASL*

41,579

66,887

65,058

78,273

*National Data

Italian* *National Data


Construction Zone


Departmental Offerings • 5th Grade Language Club • Formal Study - Grade 6 • ASL*

Chinese

French Italian

Spanish*

Mastery Level - SLP Scores Regents or Honors Post Regents: Regents, AP, or Stony Brook’s ACE Program in Italian • AP in Italian - 2012 • Independent Study Program - Arabic • • •


Language 12 & AP ‘08-’09

French

12 31

AP 14

Italian

24

24

‘09-’10

‘10-’11

45

12 40

AP 31

48

50*

N/A 50

35/29* N/A 64

Spanish 225 32

257

224

66

290

262

Total

350 *314

97

411 347*

280 70

71

12 21

AP 34

57

77

339

111

458


How is this possible?   

Community Board of Education Superintendent and Central Office  Coordinators and Directors

 Building Administration  Professional Staff STEM & LOTE = 21st Century Skills


The Global Achievement Gap: Seven Survival Skills for Teens Today 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination


Collaboration •

• •

Second Language Proficiency Exams & Regents Exams • Hosted: FLACS Steering Committee Meeting • December 1, 2010 • Mandarin Chinese SLP & Regents Professional Development: Best Practices • Hosted:French and Italian Workshops, The Teaching of Mandarin Chinese, and Dr. Helena Curtain’s Early Language Workshop Partnerships • Stony Brook Advocacy • Website


In Progress: • Grade 6 - fewer topics, but more depth • Resources: • • • •

Realidades for our Spanish Program Bon Voyage for our French Program Italian Resources Chinese: Easy Steps to Chinese!

• Online texts, Podcasts, eBoards


In Progress: • Connection to other cultures: • Video-teleconferencing equipment • Overseas Educational Experiences

• Chinese: • Full-time and a Part-time teacher • Leadership


In Progress: • LOTE & ESL Web pages • Take a tour!

• Technology • Wikis, Web 2.0, PowerPoint, MAC Labs • Youtube, Voicethread • ACE Program for Italian


2010-2011 Goals: • • • • • • • • •

Realidades Program Resources Writing Process Assessments IRE / IRF BIG C - little c Livemocha.com or Themixxer.com AP - Digital Recording HHH CSD Providing Leadership


English as a Second Language • 7 ESL Teachers • 2009-2010: 205 ESL Students • 2010-2011: 194 ESL Students


Our Ells • • • • • •

35 - K 38 - 1st 18 - 2nd 12 - 3rd 16 - 4th 18 - 5th

• • • • • • • •

12 11 05 07 08 03 08 03

- 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th - 10th - 11th -12th - 12th +


United Nations: 27 Languages • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

05 - Arabic 02 - Bengali 02 - Cantonese 19 - Chinese 15 - Creole (H.) 06 - Farsi 07 - French 01 - Greek 03 - Hebrew 09 - Hindi 02 - Hungarian 02 - Japanese 09 - Korean 02 - Malayalam

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

01 - Pashto 02 - Polish 05 - Punjabi 07 - Russian 01 - Sinhala 68 - Spanish 03 - Telugu 01 - Tagalog 08 - Turkish 01 - Twi 09 - Urdu 01 - Usbeki 01 - Vietnamese


Realities of ELLs • Entry into US or Bilingual Home • Not Limited: Bilingual & Bicultural • Assessments • Catch-up!

• • •

College ESL Web pages HHH ESL Global Connections


Future: Teach Cause learning to occur


Questions? Ffratto@hhh.k12.ny.us 631-592-3189


Overview of the LOTE and ESL Departments