Our Work

Our Philosophy & Approach

Global Language Project believes that learning a world language is no longer a luxury; it is a necessary skill that students must have in order to compete in a global economy. Research shows that learning a second language broadens students’ opportunities in higher education, and helps children in their overall cognitive development.

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Our approach to language focuses on the following three areas:

Immersion Teaching

Ensuring that at least 80% of instruction is delivered in the target language

Delivering engaging content through Total Physical Response, games, songs, chants, and craft activities

Creating connections between general classroom studies and language class studies

Professional Development

Providing ongoing opportunities for professional development for world language educators

Creating language specific councils to focus on the needs of particular teachers

Providing online resources and content for teachers

Career Readiness

Creating partnerships with multinational corporations

Providing opportunities for students to see how language learning will benefit their academic and career trajectory

Our Results

Global Language Project consistently evaluates the effectiveness and success of its programs to ensure participants receive the best world language education possible.

We do this through annual Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) testing as well as surveying and interviewing our students, parents, and school partners throughout the year on the impact of GLP’s programs on the student’s overall academic matriculation.

Our students say…

84%

“I like when we have class.”

76%

“I like how my teacher treats me when I need help.”

87%

“I’m learning a lot in class.”

Parents say…

 

“We try to expose our child to other cultures mostly through books. We wish we could travel to different places to learn more, but having a class in school is a big advantage and helps them learn better and faster!”

“During our recent trip to Argentina, my daughter was able to communicate with her uncles and her niece who only speaks Spanish. That was priceless!”

“My son likes the Spanish homework. So do I.”

“It’s really fun when my daughter meets someone who speaks Mandarin and tries to converse with them.”

“I love that my daughter is learning Spanish. It would be great to have it 2-3 times a week. Languages will help them in school and in life.”

“I am really satisfied because now my daughter can mix the two languages without any problems and she translates with more confidence.”

Curriculum Development

GLP has developed a five-year standards-aligned curriculum for elementary aged Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic learners. The curriculum is play based, with an immersion approach, and focuses on oral proficiency. Each unit of curriculum includes detailed lesson plans, worksheets, song charts, gameboards, flashcards, assessments aligned to the modes of communication, and activities aligned to ACTFL, as well as Common Core Math, Next Generation Science, and New York Social Studies Standards.

Partnership with Schools

GLP works with schools nationwide to set up and grow world language programs. We provide services ranging from professional development sessions to direct school programming. In New York city, we work with select schools to implement best in class world language programs.

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Consulting Services

We offer consulting in professional development and program customization to school districts across the United States. Our services include professional development and coaching sessions, recruitment, program observations and evaluation, as well as curriculum customization.

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Student Stories

Learn about GLP's students and how language learning is changing their lives.

About Our Students