January 26, 2013

Information Session: Early Foreign Language Learning and Programs Available to Arlington Students

Early Foreign Language Learning and Programs Available to Arlington Students
Wed, Feb. 13
7-8:30 p.m.

Join the Arlington Public Schools for an information session on early foreign language learning. Sponsored by the Office of World Languages and the World Languages Citizens Advisory Committee.

Marty Abbott, Executive Director of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and former World Languages Coordinator for the Fairfax County Public School district will discuss:

 The importance of starting language early in a proficiency-based program;
 Long term proficiency gains, importance of continuity, evidence of cognitive and other benefits from developing bilingual abilities and the overall picture at the national stage regarding foreign language study at the elementary level.

Marleny Perdomo, World Languages Supervisor for Arlington Public Schools will discuss:

 The APS FLES and Immersion programs,
 what happens in class,
 how parents can help, and
 choices for language study in middle school and beyond.

The two short presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

Registration for this event is not required, but for planning purposes, kindly send an e-mail indicating your participation to margo.hope at apsva dot us. If necessary, interpretation in Spanish will be provided by one of the presenters.

Location: Syphax Academic Center, Room 101
2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204

Jackson, F. [ILR-INFO] ILR-Info: Especially for parents of children in Arlington VA schools. ILR-INFO Discussion Group (ILR-INFO@FSILIST2.FSI.STATE.GOV, 24 Jan 2013).

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