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Diane Chiodi

Titles: Spanish Teacher
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School: 203-341-1747

Paul Fernandez-Carol

Titles: Spanish Teacher
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School: 203-341-1747

Philosophy of the Westport FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School Program)

Westport has long been a strong advocate of providing students the opportunity to learn a second language. The acquisition of skills and cultural understanding are significantly improved through long, uninterrupted sequences of the study of a second language. A language learner’s proficiency is measured be the progression of the learner’s ability to perform in the areas of listening, speaking and writing and in the demonstration of cultural understanding.

Language teaching has undergone a shift over time from a mental discipline of rote learning and translation to the use of language to better understand our world neighbors and transact business in an ever-growing global marketplace.

The FLES program is founded on the belief that the study of a second language improves overall academic performance and encourages superior problem-solving skills. Studying a second language is most beneficial when initiated during primary school and continued through secondary school.

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On Friday, January 20, Coleytown Elementary School students, staff and families participated in CES Learns. Some classes were: Origami, Cooking, Irish Dancing, Coding, Cartooning, Engineering and Musical Theater.

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Sharing CES Memories!

On Tuesday, December 20, former Coleytown second-grade teacher Mrs. Nicky Bleifeld and her second-grade student, Mrs. Nancy Saipe, visited Coleytown. They spoke with the current second-grade students about their experiences at CES in the 1960s. 

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