Bilingual and ESOL Education

Bilingual and ESOL Education

 

Office of Bilingual and ESOL: 

ESOL
Mission:

The mission of the NLPS ESOL Program is to help ensure the English language development and academic success of all English Learners (ELs).  The ESOL Program aims to work with all teachers and administrators to provide high-quality instructional programs designed to develop proficiency in English, while meeting challenging state of Connecticut academic and content standards. Students with diverse language backgrounds who are learning English as a new language will be provided programs to enable them to:

  • Acquire skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to allow full participation in the mainstream academic program. 

  • Achieve academic excellence in all content areas. 

  • Meet Grade Level Expectations (as embedded in the New London Public Schools curricula). 

  • Develop high levels of proficiency in English and in Spanish in Dual Language programs. Students will be bilingual and bi-literate. 

  • Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and understanding. 

 

World Language:
Mission:

The mission of the world language program is to equip students with the tools necessary to become proficient in a world language and to develop the skills necessary to become active participants in a global society. NLPS believes all children should have the opportunity to study at least one language, other than English, from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.   


World Language Instruction:
 

NLPS believes all children should have the opportunity to study at least one language, other than English, from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.   

 

New London Public Schools offers the following world language options to our students: 

  • FLES Instruction in Spanish (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) at C.B. Jennings 

  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish at BDJMS 

  • Spanish I-IV, AP Spanish, and Spanish for Native Speakers at NLHS 

  • French I-IV at NLHS 

 

 

Six Domains and nine content standards with overarching questions frame world language content (5C’s) 

 

COMMUNICATION 

  • How do I use another language to communicate with others?  (Interpersonal Mode) 

  • How do I understand what others are trying to communicate in another language?  (Interpretive Mode) 

  • How do I present information, concepts and ideas in another language in a way that is understood?  

 

 

CULTURES 

  • How do I use my understanding of culture to communicate and function appropriately in another culture? 

 

 

CONNECTIONS  

  • How do I use my understanding of another language and culture to reinforce and  expand my knowledge of other disciplines and vice versa?  (Interdisciplinary Mode) 

 

  • How do I use my understanding of another language and culture to broaden and deepen my understanding of that language and culture and access and use information that would otherwise be unavailable to me?  (Intradisciplinary Mode) 

 

 

COMPARISONS AMONG LANGUAGES AND CULTURES 

  • How do I demonstrate an understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions across languages? 

  • How do I demonstrate an understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions across cultures? 

 

 

COMMUNITIES 

  • How do I use my knowledge of language and culture to enrich my life and broaden my opportunities? 

 

 

 
CONTACTS

Ms. Daisy Torres 860-439-7810
Director of Bilingual, ESOL, World Language & Parent Engagement

Ms. Maribel Martinez 860-444-3191
K-12 Bilingual Department Secretary
Ms. Awilda Rodriguez-McInerney 860-444-3181
Secretary to the Welcome Center

CONTACTS

Ms. Daisy Torres 860-439-7810
Director of Bilingual, ESOL, World Language & Parent Engagement 
Email Ms. Daisy Torres
Ms. Maribel Martinez 860-444-3191
K-12 Bilingual Department Secretary Email Ms. Maribel Martinez 
Ms. Awilda Rodriguez-McInerney 860-444-3181 
Secretary to the Welcome Center Email Ms. Awilda Rodriguez-McInerney
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