FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School)


    Ms. Sandra Rivedeneyra   srivedeneyra@csh.k12.ny.us
    Ms. Tara Tassani    ttassani@csh.k12.ny.us

    The Cold Spring Harbor Central School District FLES program compliments and reinforces the core curriculum. It is designed to introduce each student to basic vocabulary and phrases necessary for simple communication in Spanish.  The FLES program has been implemented in grades 2-6.  Each session is filled with an array of multi-sensory activities to accommodate a variety of learning styles. Listening comprehension skills are emphasized in order to promote a natural learning experience in the language. Culture, which is woven throughout the curriculum, provides opportunities for children to connect with their own culture and compare their culture with others.


    The goals of the Cold Spring Harbor FLES program are to:

    • Teach all students to communicate beyond their native language so that they can participate effectively in the world.

    • Enhance students’ abilities to analyze, compare & contrast, synthesize, improvise, and examine cultures through a language and a perspective other than their own.

    • Provide children with early exposure to Spanish and an optimal learning time to acquire and develop language skills.

    • Encourage and support the study of languages throughout each child’s educational pursuit.

    • Connect to grade appropriate content curriculum to enhance learning with added meaning.