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World Languages

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World Languages Department Supervisor
Marisa Bel

(518) 439-4921

Mission Statement

The mission of the BC World Language program is to develop confident and independent language learners who have the ability to communicate proficiently in the target language. We work to foster in students the cultural competencies and communication skills needed to be successful in an interdependent world.



News & Announcements

NYSED decides to stop preparing Foreign Language Regents exams

In a cost-reducing move this spring, the Board of Regents approved the elimination of January Regents exams and Foreign Language Regents exams developed by State Ed.

Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, the state will no longer create language Regents and provide them to school districts. However, school districts may develop their own language Regents exams and give a locally-developed test as a Regents exam. The locally-developed Regents exam must meet the same criteria as prior tests. Graduation requirements and the use of the language Regents exam to satisfy the sequence for an Advanced Regents diploma all remain the same. MORE »

Capital Organization of language teachers holds conference at bethlehem central high school

The group met at BCHS on March 13. Learn more here.

Second languages department renamed 'world languages'

In an effort to reflect the changing nature of the department and more accurately capture the goals of its educators, the Second Languages Department has been renamed "World Languages." MORE »

middle and high school students celebrate world languages

Did you know that linguists estimate that there are about 5,000-6,000 different languages spoken in the world today? To help students learn more about the diversity of languages on our planet and to celebrate world languages, throughout the month of March middle and high school students will participate in a variety of activities planned by their world language teachers. MORE »



World Languages Links

State Standards & Assessment Information

Information about the Proficiency Tests

BC World Languages Faculty

World Languages Curricula

Homework Help

Lonely Planet World Guide

Currency Calculator


World Languages Teacher Web Pages

High School

Teresita Barcia


Middle School

Kathryn Campion

Shannon Lundgren

Helen Perez

Anthony Scott

Nina Sher

Diane Danise (French)

Diane Danise (Spanish)