World Languages





    Dr. L. Chan

    World Languages Chairperson

    Office: (516) 434-3179



    Welcome to the World Languages Department at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District!

    ¡Hola!   Bonjour!   Ciao!   你好!    Hello

     On Friday, December 21, 2018, students in Mr. DeSalvo's French 7 class enjoyed various sweet treats.  Students used French to order something off of the menu.  Additionally, they experienced cultural products, namely some typical foods from France.  These activities were in line with the national (ACTFL) learning standards of Culture and Communication.  Special thanks to Mr. DeSalvo for his efforts in organizing this event for his class.  

    Mattlin Menu Cafe Mattlin 1 Cafe Mattlin 2 Cafe Mattlin 3 Cafe Mattlin 4




                   Buche de Noel 2018                     Buche de Noel 2018

    On December 17, 2018, students at POB MS celebrated Bûche de Noël 2018.  The winners were:

    Cake # 11 prepared by Sage Prinstein won for Best Overall.
    Cake # 1 prepared by Kerry Cohen, Gurbani Kalsi, and Trinity-Ann Lofters won for Best Presentation.
    Cake # 9 prepared by Tiffany Flores won for Best Taste.

    Congratulations and thank you to Ms. Roehrig and everyone who made the event such a success!

    Our department offers a comprehensive K-12 program in foreign languages.  Students have the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese, Italian, French, American Sign Language and Spanish.

    Highlights of our program include …

    • the study of Mandarin Chinese from grades 1 through 12
    • the opportunity to study more than one foreign language in high school
    • exploratory language classes in French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish through Curriculum Enrichment Units for          5th graders
    • Advanced Placement and honor courses in Spanish, Italian and French
    • the study of American Sign Language in Kindergarten


    • Attention 5th grade students - click HERE to watch a presentation about your language selection.
    • High School Students - Want to add another language to your schedule next year?  Click HERE to see your options. 
    • Chinese Expands Business Opportunities - Click HERE to watch a video about China's new Apple Store.
    • 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. 
    Curriculum Support Guides
    The following links have been prepared for students that are self-selecting to enroll in an Honors course for the 2016-2017 school year.  The files contain links to youtube videos and powerpoints that review important grammatical and vocabulary concepts. 
    Resources for Listening Comprehension:
    French - Click HERE and HERE
    Italian - Click HERE
    Spanish - Click HERE
    L. Eifert
    K. Falbo
     D. Hershkowitz
    B. O'Sullivan
    S. Pizzo
    N. Pupillo
    G. Ramírez
    M. Schaefer
    T. Schmeltz
    L. Steinberg
    S. Sumod
    C. Visbal
    K. Yanch


    T. Clausi
    R. Firestein
    H. Jung
    I. C. Wong
    American Sign Language
    D. Goldmeier
    B. Yannotta
    M. DeSalvo
    C. Milin-Seltzer
     S. Roehrig
    J. Williams
    T. Clausi