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World Languages & Multilingual Learner Programs K-12




Yolanda L. Rodríguez Delgado

Director of World Languages & Multilingual Learner* Programs K-12

550 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605 
Phone: (914) 422-2230
Fax: (914) 422-2196

Dual Language (DL)
(Grades K-8)

Dual Language education is an effective approach to developing language proficiency and literacy in English and a partner language. Two-Way Immersion, one type of dual language education, integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language for academic content instruction through both English and the partner language beginning in elementary schools.

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World Languages (WL)
(Grades 6-12)

The White Plains World Languages (WL) Department is very proud to be able to offer the study of five languages:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • American Sign Language (WPHS)

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English as a New Language (ENL)

In each of our elementary schools, collaborative model classrooms allow for the classroom and ENL teachers to co-plan lessons that will be presented to the whole class during a 45-minute segment. For beginning level learners who need double service periods, stand-alone instruction is provided, when ELLs leave the classroom and spend time with ENL teachers who focus on skills such as vocabulary and conceptual development.

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Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
(Grades 9-12)

Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) is a way to support ELL students.

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Introducing our Multilingual Tiger!!

Our Multilingual* White Plains Tigers represent a diverse community speaking over 25 languages.  Our multilingual learners K-12 participate in Dual Language Programs K-8, World Languages 6-12, Transitional Bilingual Program/DL 9-12 and many clubs/extra-curricular activities and events. 20% of our graduating class in 2022 obtained a NYS Seal of Biliteracy!! So proud of all our bilingual tigers!  

Languages represented on the logo are part of our World Language offerings 6-12: Chinese, American Sign Language, Italian, French and Spanish 

More about MLLs in our district on Instagram @wpscdWLMLLprograms  

Art/Lettering Created by artist Laura Alvarez @bigeyesworld