ENL Offerings

The English as a New Language (ENL) Program 

ENL Course Offerings 

The ENL program serves students according to their English proficiency level.  English Language Learner (ELL) levels are: Entering, Emerging, Transitioning, Expanding and Commanding.  Each year in May, the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test measures progress to determine each student’s new proficiency level.  This proficiency level in turn determines the student’s ENL courses for the following year.  Once a student reaches the level of Commanding, he/she is exited from ENL, but continues to receive support and accommodations for two academic years. 

Entering, Emerging, and Transitioning students will be scheduled into an ENL class that will focus on fluency in English for everyday life, and the language they will encounter in their high school classes.  A more challenging level of ENL will be taught to Transitioning students who have mastered the content of the Entering/Emerging course. 

All ELL’s will be scheduled for an integrated ENL class which will be a credit-bearing class taught by either a teacher dually-certified in a content area and ENL, or co-taught by one content area teacher and one ENL teacher.  These courses will scaffold content material to the individual ELL proficiency level. 

The ENL program serves as a source of information about American culture, especially as it relates to the community and high school setting.

0143EN Entering and Emerging ENL 

Students develop basic skills in English vocabulary, constructing sentences, understanding spoken and written English, and speaking English.  Therefore this class focuses on the four modalities of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.  Differentiation of instruction is provided as students progress to a higher level of skill during a given year of instruction.

0142N Transitional ENL 

Students build on basic English skills by increasing complexity of vocabulary, and practicing and expanding grammar.  Literature is introduced along with literary elements in the form of short stories.  In this course, the goal of student writing is the transition from single sentences and short paragraphs, to longer connected paragraphs which contain appropriate transitions, topic sentences, and supporting details.


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