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Students in the 21st century must be well-educated and exposed to the multicultural aspects of the society in which they live and in which they will eventually work.  The study of World Languages provides students with global awareness, tolerance and appreciation of other cultures, and allows them to recognize the worth of all people.
 
World Language education is for all students regardless of their learning styles, race/ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, home language, or future academic/career goals.  The study of world language enhances native language skills, promotes an awareness of structure, vocabulary, and syntax of the English language, and expands the students' interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills. Furthermore, it develops an awareness and understanding of the culture in which the language is spoken as well as its values. 
 
 
World Languages in the News
 
Great article on immersion in NJ World Language classrooms!
 
Governor Christie signs Biliteracy Law bill.
 
 
Department News
 
 
ESL Magnet School
 
This September marks the start of our ESL Magnet School at Stony Brook Elementary School.  Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, eligible elementary students will enroll at Stony Brook in order to maximize instructional time and streamline communication to better serve our English Language Learners. More about our program can be found here.
 
New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy
 
The NJDOE launched its official site for the Seal of Biliteracy!  More information will be shared in the our World Language courses within the next month. Click here to visit the site.
 
NJDOE Spanish Language Parent Portal
 
The NJDOE's Office of Supplemental Programs has just launched a Parent Portal Spanish-speaking parents.  Click  here to access the site.
  
  
ESL Parent Night
  
Thank you to everyone who attended our Parent Outreach Program session.  We look forward to seeing you at future events! Click here to see the slideshow presented at the meeting.
 
Timberlane's Waldsee 2016 Field Trip 
 
Many thanks to Mr. Flegeal for producing this video of our 8th graders at Waldsee Village, one of Concordia College's Language Villages! 
National Latin and German Exam results are in!
 
 
 See how our Latin students did at the annual Certamen competition here!
 
Appeals
 
The Course Appeals form is now available on the forms section of the CHS Counseling Services webpage.
 
 
Why study a foreign language?  Which language will you choose at Timberlane Middle School?
Click here to view the World Language portion of the March 29th 5th Grade Parents' Night Presentation 
 
 
 
 
 
New Language Offering 2016-17
 
Please view our letter to the parents and community regarding future world language offerings and for a link to a future offerings survey.