• K-12 World Language
    Belief Statement
     
    The New Canaan Public School’s K-12 World Language Department believes  a rigorous and well articulated K-12 World Language program:
    • helps to develop critical thinking skills and reinforces student knowledge of other disciplines while strengthening literacy across the curriculum
    • supports the proficiency of mulitiple languages
    • focuses on real-life applications of authentic language as an effective way of promoting proficiency in a language
    • promotes the use of proficiency based assessments (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and cultural components that measure the students’ ability to perform authentic tasks
    • includes the integration of technology to allow students to access, apply and analyze information and to communicate more effectively
    • includes the study of culture as an important component of world language instruction, providing multiple ways of viewing the world
    • encourages students to develop a greater understanding of their own language while strengthening  their cognitive and linguistic skills
    • understands that the acquisition of a language is a process and that students acquire proficiency at different rates.
  • World Language Staff

    K-12 World Language/EL Administrator
    Lizette D'Amico
     
    NCHS Staff
    Linda Rosenthal: Mandarin and Spanish
    David Harvey
    Cristina Corona
    Mary Chillington: French and Spanish
    Mark Foster: French
    Lisa Arbues
    Katherine Bakes Leckie
    Alessandra Zylberkan
    Diane Cornwell
    Xiomara Brea
    Veronica Astacio

    Saxe Middle School Staff
    Mandarin:
    Hai Ming Wu
    Spanish:
    Josephine McMahon
    Amy McGurk
    Katherine Milositz
    Alison Vavrika
    French:
    Laurene D'Andrea
    Eugenia Fracarolli
    Latin:
    Jenny Mykynteko
    Kevin Hearty
    Jaclyn MaQuarrie
     
    Isobel Owen
    Crista Rizzuti
    Gianna Bavido
    Rebecca Roth
    Katherine Milositz