• Questions
    1) What is ENL?

    2) Who is in ENL?

    3) How much time do students spend in the ENL classroom everyday?
     
    4) How long do students receive ENL services? 


    Answers
    1) What is ENL?
    ENL is English as a New Language. This is the new name of English as a Second Language (ESL) in New York State.  This name change comes with new regulations as to how much instruction students receive in the classroom and how much instruction they receive in the ENL classroom.  All instruction will be given by certified Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages either individually or with the classroom teacher.



    2) Who is in ENL?
    Students are recognized at English Language Learners based on the Home Language Questionnaire which all students must have when they register. If a language other than English is written on a line, then the students are interviewed by an English Language teacher and then possibly given the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The results of the NYSITELL determine the level of ESL.  



    3) How much time do students spend in the ESL classroom everyday?
    Based on the results of the NYSITELL or the NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) the students are Entering, Emerging, Transitioning, Expanding,  and Commanding. 
     
    Kindergarten - 8th Grade Levels of Instruction Per Day (1 unit is 36 minutes, .5 unit is 36 minutes every other day)
     
     Level Stand-Alone ENL Integrated ENL & ELA Either Integrated ENL or       Stand-Alone ENL
     Entering 1 unit 1 unit
    Emerging  .5 unit    1 unit .5 unit
     Transitioning  .5 unit .5 unit
       Integrated ENL & ELA or other content area 
     Expanding  1 unit 
     Commanding  .5 unit 
     
    9th - 12th Grades Levels of Instruction Per Day (1 unit is 36 minutes, .5 unit is 36 minutes every other day)
     
     Level Stand-Alone ENL Integrated ENL & ELA Either Integrated ENL or Stand-Alone ENLCredit 
     Entering 1 unit 1 unit 1 unit 1 ELA, 1 Content, 1 Elective
     Emerging .5 unit 1 unit .5 unit 1 ELA or 1 Content, 1 Elective
     Transitioning  .5 unit .5 unit 1 ELA or 1 Content or 1 Elective
       Integrated ENL & ELA or other content area  
     Expanding  1 unit  1 content non-ELA
     Commanding  .5 unit