A Foreign Language in the Elementary School program provides quality instruction in foreign languages to children in those grades that precede middle school or junior high school 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 foreign language.

Information taken from CAL

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NYSAFLT is currently in the process of updating its records of school districts in New York State with a FLES program.

View a current list of FLES programs in New York State

View a current list of FLES extension courses in New York State (accurate as of May 2, 2014)

Do you have a FLES program or do you know of one in your area? Please fill out the form below to help us update our database. (If you have partial information, please enter what you know.)

FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) Data Form 

Nature of the Program:
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Languages Offered:
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