What does ENL stand for?

    English as a New Language
    What does ELL stand for?
    English Language Learner 
    What Do the Levels Mean?
     Entering - beginner
    Emerging - beginner
    Transitioning - intermediate
    Expanding - advanced
    Commanding - proficient
    *Once students reach a commanding level they will no longer be required to take the NYSESLAT
    What is the NYSESLAT?
    The NYSESLAT is the ESL assessment that ELLs take every year in May.  It assesses each student's level of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.  You will receive a letter in September informing you what level your child is considered. 



    My child has an individualized education program (IEP). How does the ENL program meet the objectives of my child’s IEP?

    The ENL teacher supports the goals and objectives for the specially designed instruction program. The ENL teacher will follow all the accommodations put forth in your child’s IEP. The ENL teacher will regularly consult with the special education teacher working towards having the student achieve academic success.



    Do parents have the authority to ask that their child be removed from the ENL program?

    No. Parents do not have the authority to ask that their child be removed from a freestanding English as a Second Language (ESL) program (Commissioners Regulations 154).



    What can I do for my child at home?

    You can help your child by speaking and reading in the language with which you are most comfortable. Knowledge of one language will transfer into the learning of another, in this case English.

    It is very important that you take an active role in your child’s education. This can be done by attending parent-teacher conferences, ENL parent meetings, reviewing your child’s report card with them, attending activities at your child’s school, etc. Most important is stressing the importance of education and your child achieving to his/her highest level of ability.



    If you have any questions about the ENL program or your child’s placement within the program, please feel free to contact your child’s ENL teacher or Ms. Conway, ENL District Coordinator. 

Last Modified on December 27, 2018