Multilingual Education Department
Seal of Biliteracy & LOC Awards Video in ENGLISH
Sello de alfabetización bilingüe y Distinción LOC - Video en ESPAÑOL
Selo de proficiência em dois idiomas e Prêmio LOC - Vídeo em PORTUGUÊS
Mission Statement: The Multilingual Education Department offers research-based programs and exemplary instruction for multilingual learners in the Framingham Public Schools. FPS has a diverse student population and currently instructs students from over 70 countries who speak approximately 72 languages.
We are committed to offering the highest quality of educational experiences to all students through language development programs in Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, French, American Sign Language and English that foster social and academic language proficiency and mastery of grade level content-area standards, while simultaneously building on and celebrating students' cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds, practices, and experiences.
- Dual Language Information Session
- Sesión informativa sobre educación en dos idiomas
- Sessão de informação do programa em dois idiomas
Our Guiding Principles:
1. Effective programs have equitable access and are based on both standards and current research.
2. Effective instruction meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
3. Effective on-going family involvement is integral to student success.
4. Effective professional development improves teaching through the integration of language and content.
- Handbook for Multilingual Education Programs in ENGLISH
- Manual de los programas de educación multilingüe en ESPAÑOL
- Manual dos programas de educação multilíngue em PORTUGUÊS
Tech Guide for Parents and Students
Guía de soporte técnico para padres y estudiantes
Guia de apoio tecnológico para pais e alunos
Announcements from the Multilingual Dept.
Working with our Emergent Bilinguals in Framingham Public Schools: Resources and Opportunities
The Department of Multilingual Education in the Office of Teaching and Learning, based on feedback during the Superintendent's residencies, is sharing this presentation with all staff to help build an understanding of how to effectively work with our Emergent Bilinguals, what we have done so far to support staff in working with our Emergent Bilinguals, and what we will be doing in the near future. Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Language Allocation Plan and Presentation Videos
9/8/21: The presentation and plan that were recently shared as part of a virtual meeting are now available to watch online in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Dual Language Info Night for Incoming K Families
Noche informativa sobre el Programa en Dos idiomas para nueva familias de Kínder - Noite de informações sobre o Programa em Dois Idiomas para novas famílias do Kindergarten
Conversa da comunidade sobre COVID-19 e localização de contactos 18 NOV 18-19 hrs
Community Conversation about COVID-19 & Contact Tracing NOV 18th 6-7PM
Tech Guide for Parents and Students
Guía de soporte técnico para padres y estudiantes - Guia de apoio tecnológico para pais e alunos
Dr. Aradhana Mudambi
Assistant Director of Elementary Multilingual Education
Assistant Director of Secondary Education
Telephone: 508 626 9171
Address: 19 Flagg Drive (suite 204), Framingham, MA 01701
Multilingual Dept. on Twitter
No School Reminders
5/26/23: In honor of Memorial Day, all schools are closed on Monday, May 29th. There is also no Kindergarten on Wednesday, June 7th because incoming Kindergarteners have their orientation.
K-5 Early Release: Thursday 5/25/23
5/24/23: Tomorrow is an early release for elementary students!
Code of Character, Conduct, & Support
5/22/23: This Health and Wellness newsletter contains details on Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Caregivers, and Staff.
K-8 Early Release: Thurs. 5/18/23
5/17/23: This is a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, May 18th, is an early release for Elementary and Middle School students.
2023 - 2024 Calendar
5/10/23: The 23-24 District Calendar now has three pages and features some new approaches to District initiatives. Read thew news item for more info!