Mission Statement

Long Island Language Teachers, Inc. is a dedicated group of educators that is committed to providing opportunities to develop content knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills for the membership and its students.
Our Annual Conference is in person on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at
North Shore Middle School in Glen Head, NY.
Proposals for presenters are now being accepted here
Registration will open on September 15, 2022
Fall General Membership Meeting on October 6, 2022 in Farmingdale, NY
Visit the “events” tab on our website for more information and to sign up!

Student World Language Competition Winners: Written Original Essay

1st Place Spanish A- Grades K-5
Sydney Smart, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place Spanish Native Speaker A- Grades K-5
Joshua Cepeda, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place Spanish Native Speaker B1- Grades 6-12 – Level 1 and Level 2
Joylin Boswell, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place Spanish Native Speaker B2- Grades 6-12 – Level 3 and Level 4
Suzeth Reyes, Evergreen Charter School

2nd Place Spanish Native Speaker B2- Grades 6-12 – Level 3 and Level 4
Sayda Galdamez, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place ENL B1 – Middle School/Junior High – Entering level
Olmin Discua, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place ENL C1 – High School – Entering level
Marcio Rodriguez, Evergreen Charter School

Student World Language Competition Winners: Written Original Poetry

1st Place Spanish Native Speaker B1- Grades 6-12 – Level 1 and Level 2
Basti Gonsalez, Evergreen Charter School

2nd Place Spanish Native Speaker B1- Grades 6-12 – Level 1 and Level 2
Richard HenriquezDuarte, Evergreen Charter School

3rd Place Spanish Native Speaker B1- Grades 6-12 – Level 1 and Level 2
Michael Reyes, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place Spanish Native Speaker B2- Grades 6-12 – Level 3 and Level 4
Susan Lopez, Evergreen Charter School

2nd Place Spanish Native Speaker B2- Grades 6-12 – Level 3 and Level 4
Valerie Castro, Evergreen Charter School

1st Place Spanish C- College/AP/IB
Alexie Lugris, Three Village CSD

2nd Place Spanish C- College/AP/IB
Mikaeel Zohair, Three Village CSD

3rd Place Spanish C- College/AP/IB
Ava Tam, Three Village CSD

Poster Contest

Grades 4-6
1st Place: Julia Molinelli
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Elizabeth Anez

2nd Place: Claudia Weiss Sade
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Elizabeth Anez

3rd Place: Joseph Bennett, Sophia Zhu
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Elizabeth Anez

Honorable Mention: Hajoong Kim
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Elizabeth Anez

Grades 7-9
1st Place: Ginny Jimenez
William T. Rogers Middle School
Teacher: Julie Weilgart

2nd Place: Madison Thomas
Elmont Memorial High School
Teacher: Katina Price

3rd Place: Olivia Mirador
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Amber Browning

Honorable Mention: Emaan Tehseen
Elmont Memorial High School
Teacher: Mitzi Young

Honorable Mention: Reagan Marcus
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Alex Calimopulos

Honorable Mention: Christian Balkcom
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Amber Browning

Grades 10-12
1st Place: Eileen Choi
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Vanessa Palmer

2nd Place: Serafina Bruchhauser
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Teacher: Joanne Zuclich

3rd Place: Anaclara Sava
GW Hewlett HS
Teacher: Melanie Chang

Honorable Mention:Tamika Leveille
Elmont Memorial High School
Teacher: Ava Gibson

About LILT

Founded in 1980
The Secret of Success is Constancy of Purpose
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
LILT was organized by a group of dedicated educators who recognized their obligation to professional growth, and their responsibility to successfully service and educate their students. They were equally united in their commitment to promote and advance the positive image and viable position of second language instruction on Long Island and in New York State.
LILT provides:
  • A forum for ongoing communication and exchange of ideas in foreign language education
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Direction and leadership on local, state and national issues regarding standards for second language instruction and acquisition
  • Leadership in the development, innovation, and implementation of curricula and programs
  • Sponsorship of regional events and programs which promote teacher/student participation and excellence

LILT is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). The approval is pursuant to section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Attendance at our LILT General Membership Meetings, LILT Annual Conference and LILT Professional Development Workshops can count towards satisfying the required 100 hours of Professional Development every five years.

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