talking              

                                                                                           Robert Dennis
                                                                                           District Chairperson of World Languages & ESL
                                                                                           Office: (516) 434-3179
                                                                                           rdennis@pobschools.org
 
Curriculum Support Guides - The following links have been prepared for students that are self-selecting to enroll in an Honors course for the 2015-2016 school year.  The files contain links to youtube videos and powerpoints that review important grammatical and vocabulary concepts. 
 
An 8th grade student in Ms. Roehrig's French class at POBMS recently was recognized for her performance in the AATF National French Contest.  Gabby earned 7th place Nassau County and 8th place nationally.  Felicitacions!
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 Students in Ms. Pupillo's Italian 1 class recently participated in an Italian poetry contest @ SUNY Old Westbury.  Six JFK students took part in the event as they competed against other high school students throughout Long Island.  Three of Ms. Pupillo's students placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Congratulations to Ms. Pupillo and to her students: 

Nicholas Illuzzi- 1st place (for reciting "Carnevale" by Gianni Rodari)

Ryo Hizawa- 2nd place ( for reciting "Autunno" by Saturno Montanari)  

Geo Pilco- 3rd place ( for reciting "Autunno" by Saturno Montanari)

 Other honorable participants are Bhstha Khail, Satnadar Kaur, and Nicole Kinstler.
 
Click HERE and HERE for photos from the event.  
 
 
 
Attention 5th grade students - click HERE to watch a presentation about your language selection.  
 
Chinese Expands Business Opportunities - Click HERE to watch a video about China's new Apple Store.
 
High School Students - Want to add another language to your schedule next year?  Click HERE to see your options.
 
Click HERE to read our Fall 2014 edition of the Chinese newsletter.   
 
Click HERE to read a letter regarding a change in the listening comprehension assessment for midterm and final/FLACS exams. 
 
 
Welcome to the World Languages Department of Plainview-Old Bethpage Central Schools.
We offer a comprehensive K-12 program beginning with American Sign Language in Kindergarten
as well as in the HS. Mandarin Chinese is now offered in grades 1-6, Spanish and French in grades
5-12, and Italian in grades 9-12.
                                           Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao, N ǐHǎo, Hello
 
French Teachers
R. Smith
S. Salzman
 
Spanish Teachers
D. Hershkowitz
D. Kleinman
N. Pupillo
T. Schmeltz
L. Steinberg
C. Visbal
 
Italian
 K. Falbo
N. Pupillo
 
Chinese
I. Wong
 
American Sign Language
K. Preston 
 in your hands
 
 
       
 
 
Resources for Listening Comprehension:
French - Click HERE and HERE
           Italian - Click HERE
                                                                Spanish - Click HERE
 
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