World Languages & ENL
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The Glen Cove City School District is committed to implementing the The World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Our goal is to promote a love of languages and cultures that will create a roadmap to guide learners to develop the competence to communicate effectively and participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Our language study program is designed to allow students to meet NYS requirements, take high level coursework while at the high school, and earn the NYS Seal of Biliteracy.
Our goals for students are:
To develop skills in the three communication modes that will enable them to interact successfully with the global community
To develop 21st century skills and experience to foster flexibility, creativity, collaboration and innovation and a lifelong love of learning languages
To experience and build on the connections between world languages, world cultures, and other academic areas of study
To develop cultural understandings and connections on a deeper level that will enable them to be global citizens
In Glen Cove, there are more than 600 English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades K-12. The languages spoken by our students are: Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, Cantonese, Greek, Urdu, Tagalog, Polish, Albanian, Russian, Turkish, Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Georgian, Persian, and Arabic.
Our ELLs learn a number of important things both in the ENL and content area classes. They learn Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) which allow them to communicate and carry out conversations with other English-speaking people as well as fulfill basic tasks. They also learn Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) which allows them to function in English in an academic setting.
Here in Glen Cove, we embrace our ELL population because we value diversity and because we know that it takes a great deal of courage, effort and hard work to migrate to a different country-especially if another language is spoken.
Please see additional guides for parents of ELLs in NYS:
Spanish: Guía en español
Arabic: دليل باللغة العربية
English: Guide in English
*A transitional bilingual program is offered at the K-2 level. For more information, please visit this link.
- World Readiness Standards Overview
- Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families
- Conjuguemos: Home Page |
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- Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice
- Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL)
- Quizlet: Learning tools & flashcards, for free
- Radio Ambulante - Un podcast que cuenta las historias de América Latina
- Real Academia Española
- Resource Collection for World Languages Language Learning Apps
- TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
What is the NYSSB? The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) is an award given to high school graduates who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages. The NYSSB encourages the study of languages, affirms the value of diversity in a multilingual society, and provides universities and future employers with additional information about applicants.
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¿Qué es el Sello de Bilingüismo del Estado de Nueva York (New York State Seal of Biliteracy, NYSSB)? El Sello de Bilingüismo del Estado de Nueva York (NYSSB) es un reconocimiento que se da a los graduados de la escuela secundaria que han demostrado un nivel alto de habilidad en inglés y en uno o más idiomas mundiales. El NYSSB fomenta el estudio de idiomas, valora la diversidad y las culturas de los pueblos del mundo y proporciona a las universidades y los futuros empleadores más información sobre nuestros estudiantes.
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New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL)
The purpose of the NYSITELL is to assess the English language level of new students whose home or primary language is other than English. Your child’s score on the NYSITELL (Entering, Emerging, Transitioning, Expanding, or Commanding) will determine if he or she is entitled to receive English Language Learner (ELL) services and will determine the level of English language support. The results will also help teachers plan the best program for your child based on his or her strengths and needs in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) and Multilingual Learners (MLs) by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs and MLs enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test gives the state, schools, parents, and teachers important information about the English language development of ELLs and MLs.