World Language & ESL
Dr. Ramon Robles - Fernandez
Supervisor of World Languages / ESL K-12
p: (973) 762 - 5600 ext 1218
The mission of the World Languages/ESL Program is to have all students function competently in a language other than their own and to be able to interact and communicate with members of other cultures while gaining a greater understanding of and respect for the cultural perspectives, practices, and products of different countries.
All students will communicate at a basic level of literacy in a language other than English.This means that all students will:
Develop the ability to understand the spoken language;
Communicate orally in the language;
Develop the ability to extract and interpret information through reading;
Develop the ability to communicate in writing; and
Develop an appreciation for basic behavioral, cultural, and linguistic patterns of the language community, whether abroad or in the United States.
All students will recognize the interrelationship between language and culture for at least one world language other than English.This means that all students will:
Gain greater insight and appreciation for the English language and American culture through the study of another language;
Understand how language works;
Improves the ability to understand career opportunities related to the study of other cultures;
And, gain greater personal satisfaction as a citizen of the world.