ENL PROGRAM- GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND EXPECTATIONS
The ENL (English as a New Language) program is established to provide students with the vocabulary and grammatical structures needed for both school performance and everyday living. The program follows New York State guidelines and regulations.
With the classroom teacher, the ENL teacher develops language acquisition and cognitive academic language skills through the use of sound instructional techniques. The ENL program provides the English Language Learner (ELL) the opportunity to grasp the academic, social, and cultural aspects of the English language through the teaching of reading, writing, listening & speaking.
The goal of the ENL program is to help students develop language skills necessary to be successful students and members of society. This can be done most effectively by meeting the following objectives:
- To nurture self-pride and self-identity in each student’s linguistic and cultural heritage.
- To develop proficiency in the English language.
- To reach a level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
- To reach a level of proficiency in all content areas.
- To provide curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for ELL in a similar fashion to our non-ELL students.
The expectations of the ENL program is to help all students grow and succeed on an academic and personal level. This can be done most effectively by meeting the following objectives:
- Appreciating each student's language and culture.
- Willingness to learn about and from one another's past experiences and cultures.
- Working diligently to learn the English language and about the American culture.