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May 21, 2014
NYSAFLT Announces James E. Allen Distinguished Foreign Language Program Award Winner
News Date: May 19, 2014
Buffalo, NY – The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) announces that the East Irondequoit Central School District has been awarded the James E. Allen Distinguished Foreign Language Program Award for the Western NY Region and as the state-wide winner.
The NYSAFLT James E. Allen Distinguished Foreign Language Program Award recognizes and honors outstanding foreign language programs where staff, students, parents and administrators have come together to provide outstanding courses of foreign language study that are meaningful and relevant, and contribute to a truly global education.
East Irondequoit Central School District was awarded the James E. Allen Award because of the participation and contributions of their Languages Other Than English (LOTE) teachers in state and national language associations and involvement of the East Irondequoit parents and community in their program. The LOTE department ardently promotes cultural awareness through language club activities, student international travel, international exchange programs, field trips, and guest speakers and offers a rigorous K-12 program that includes International Baccalaureate courses.
NYSAFLT is a professional organization dedicated to providing the foreign language teachers of New York State with professional development opportunities and promoting the study of foreign languages and cultures. For more information about NYSAFLT, please visit our website at http://www.nysaflt.org.
Download official award letter here.