About Our Chapter

The purpose of the Long Island Chapter is to:
montauk – increase interest in the study of Spanish and  Portuguese
– keep teachers informed of current trends in second language acquisition,
meetings, and relevant cultural events
– promote friendship and professional growth among teachers of Spanish
and Portuguese at all levels of instruction
– provide opportunities for members to communicate with native speakers

In addition, we sponsor a variety of activities that provide opportunities to recognize student achievement and talent, including the National Spanish Exam, the Design-A-Card Contest, the Victor Baptiste Essay Contest, and the Judy Abrams/Margaret Fernández Scholarship.

We invite you to take advantage of all that your chapter offers, and we encourage you to become more directly involved by joining our   council and attending our monthly meetings. For more information, please contact any of the council members listed on the Contact Information page of this website.


There is an anticipated opening for the fall at Long Island School for the Gifted in South Huntington. The ideal candidate should be able to teach Spanish to elementary and middle school ages, levels 1, 2 and 3,  and at least one other world language.  Send resumes to the Department chair, Valerie Wilcox at mailto:vjscotspan@yahoo.com