English as a New Language
The English as a New Language (ENL) Program is a state mandated program that is offered to all students from K-12 who exhibit limited English skills. Upon registering in our school district, parents will fill out a Home Language Questionnaire which will be reviewed by our ENL staff. If deemed necessary, students will then be interviewed and/or screened with the NYSITELL to see if they qualify for services.
Our ENL program is designed to support all of our English Language Learners (ELL) at every stage of language acquisition. The ENL program is delivered through a stand-alone and/or an integrated ENL component. During stand-alone ENL, students that are in the beginning stages of acquiring the English language work in small groups with an ENL teacher to build basic vocabulary, literacy and communication skills. During the integrated component, ENL teachers co-teach with classroom teachers at the elementary level or with content area teachers at the secondary level to ensure student access to the curriculum.
Our goal is to work together to ensure that English Language Learners are receiving meaningful instruction that allows them to learn English as well as new content.