Jennifer Warner
Welcome to ENL!

ENL stands for English as a New Language.   In ENL classes, students learn how to listen, speak, read, and write in English.  In the spring students take the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), which is designed to measure students' language proficiency.  Students range from entering to commanding levels of English proficiency.  According to research, students attain Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS), or social language, between 1 and 3 years.  Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Skills (CALPS), or academic language, is typically acquired within 5 to 7 years.  

        Throughout the year the students will strengthen their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.  Many techniques are used to assist them and help build their knowledge such as small group instruction, scaffolding, and using visuals such as charts and graphic organizers.  Student's prior knowledge and experiences are also used throughout the lessons. Thematic units and content areas, such as science and social studies, are used to help language learning.

*Students just finished taking the NYSESLAT in May, which will determine their English proficiency level for this year.  

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Please take a look at these sites from the New York State Education Department if you have any questions about the ENL program:

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