World Languages and ENL
Department of World Languages and ENL
Ms. Jennifer Nesfield
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Welcome to the Department of World Languages and ENL
Northport-East Northport Department of World Languages and ENL
recognizes that we have a responsibility to help prepare our students
for the 21st century and encourage global citizenship. Knowledge of
multiple languages will not only vastly increase students' ability to
communicate with people around the world, but it will also help them to
bridge cultural barriers, and open up a world of social and economic
opportunities. The cultural aspects introduced in our classes not
only encourage students to broaden their horizons, but also to deepen
their understandings and appreciation of other people and
places. The intertwined instruction of language skills and world
cultures helps to introduce our students to an ever changing global
The Department of World Languages and ENL
provides our students with an articulated and sequenced program that is
designed to develop increasing levels of proficiency at each level of
instruction. Each year we review and refine curriculum at all levels
based on the National Language Standards as well as the New York State
Standards. We pay particular attention to the Common Core Learning
Standards in order to help our students be college and career ready.
Northport students begin language instruction in the seventh grade. The
Department of World Languages currently offers
comprehensive six-year programs in French, Italian, and Spanish.
Students take the FLACS Checkpoint A regional assessment at the end of
eighth grade to determine their Checkpoint A proficiency and the FLACS
Checkpoint B regional assessment to determine their Checkpoint B
proficiency when they complete the third level of the language.
is important for students to continue their study of a world language
throughout high school. Upper level language study will not only help
them reach a higher level of proficiency, but will also allow them to
study the cultures of a variety of countries and enhance their high
school transcript. Checkpoint C level courses at Northport High School
include International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and Language
and Culture courses in French, Spanish, and Italian.
addition to these upper level courses, the department also offers
elective courses beginning in the tenth grade. These elective courses
include accelerated French, Italian, and Spanish. Elective
courses run based on student interest and teacher availability. They are
not guaranteed to run in any given year.
note that New York State graduation requirements have not changed. All
students are required to successfully complete one unit of a language
and pass a checkpoint A assessment in order to graduate with a Regents
diploma. If they wish to receive a Regents diploma with advanced
designation, they must successfully complete two additional units of
language instruction and pass a checkpoint B assessment.
in the Northport - East Northport School District take the FLACS
Regional Assessments. The FLACS Regional Assessments allow our students
to continue to earn the NYS required credits in a second language needed
in order to graduate with a Regents diploma.
About Ms. Nesfield
Ms. Nesfield is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Northeast Council on Teaching Foreign Languages, the Long Island Language Teachers, the New York State Association of Teachers of Foreign Language Teachers, ASCD, and the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. In addition to her membership in these organizations, she serves as the 2nd vice-president of the New York State Association of World Language Administrators.
Ms. Nesfield may be contacted by mail at the following address:
Ms. Jennifer Nesfield
District Chairperson for World Languages and ESL
Northport-East Northport UFSD
PO Box 210
Northport, NY 11768
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