FLES Programs in NYS


The New York State FLES community reflected on how each letter of the acronym can better represent what we strive for in our current programs to best reach our diverse students. In 2023, we decided that Foundational Language Early Start better represents us statewide. FLES programs in New York provide quality instruction in world languages to children in grades pre-K to 6 across the United States. Regular FLES programs concentrate primarily on the development of listening and speaking skills and on cultural awareness. Grammar is not ignored but is learned indirectly rather than through direct instruction. The goal of FLES programs is functional proficiency in a world language.

FLES Programs in NYS

Click here for a map view of FLES programs in NYS that we are aware of. If you have corrections or up-to-date to share with us, please contact us!

FLES Extension Courses

To view a list of FLES extension courses for teachers to extend their 7-12 certification to the elementary grade levels please click here.

Please remember – it is the responsibility of the participant to check and see if the class is approved by the NYS Education Department for Teacher Certification. NYSAFLT cannot guarantee that any of these courses have been approved. Thank you!

Scholarships, Grants and Awards for FLES Teachers and Programs in NYS

Through the generosity of past member Sally G. Hahn, NYSAFLT is please to offer:

  • The Sally G. Hahn Outstanding FLES Program Award ($1000)
  • Hahn FLES Teacher Scholarships ($500 to attend a conference)
  • Hahn FLES Teacher Incentive Grants (up to $300 for a special classroom project)

For complete details, please visit the Members Only area of our website.

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