Welcome To Our Website
From FLACS President Dr. Elaine Margarita ...

Greetings…I am so proud to welcome you to our FLACS website. The FLACS executive board looks forward to sharing ideas, working together, and assisting our membership in addressing our professional endeavors. This, of course, includes, but is not limited to the consortium for the FLACS exams we provide to our constituents. We also want to focus on the professional development needs of our group and the opportunities to strengthen our place in providing quality 21st Century educational programs in world languages.


Calendar of Events

General Meeting Dates

 

 

 
  • Opening Meeting (September 19th at the Wheatley School from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    REGISTER HERE
    On the agenda: FLACS updates, exams and conferences.
    Please understand that this is a meeting for FLACS members only. Our FLACS Spring Conference will be open to members and non-members alike; however, our general meetings are for the district employee who has joined FLACS.
 
  • FLACS Item Writing Workshops (October 2nd at The Wheatley School, Commack and Pelham, from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm)
         

LOTE Assessment Information

FLACS is seeking general feedback on recent exams.

Please use the appropriate link below to provide your specific feedback so we can improve our exam offerings in the future.

Chinese A | Chinese B

French A | French B

German A | German B

Italian A | Italian B

Spanish A | Spanish B

 

Important note: You will not be able to submit your responses unless you check a response to every exam on the question asking how satisfied you were with the exam. If you do not offer a particular exam, you must still check “N/A”

 


Membership Information

FLACS membership must be renewed annually. Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Click on the Membership link above to get started today!





FLACS Goes to Albany


In photo from left to right, Associate Commissioner for the Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Services, Angelica Infante-Green; FLACS President, Dr. Elaine Margarita; FLACS Chief Operating Officer, Joan Anderson; and Arlen Siu Benjamin-Gomez, NYSED Regents Fellow.
 
On August 11, 2014, Elaine Margarita, president of the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS) and Curriculum Associate for World Languages at Jericho Schools, and Joan Anderson, the Chief Operating Officer of FLACS and chair of Languages Other Than English for the East Williston Schools, met with NYSED Associate Commissioner for Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Services, Angelica Infante-Green and Arlen Siu Benjamin-Gomez, NYSED Regents Fellow to discuss world languages, FLACS Assessments, and our concerns for world language programs. We gave updates on the role FLACS has played in professional development, promoting Common Core standards, and providing assessments that address World Language Standards, 21st Century Skills and Common Core goals. We discussed the ways the state education department can support our interests and needs and we established a plan to collaborate on mutual goals.