• ENL - English as a New Language
     Please note that ENL was formerly known as ESL (English as a Second Language.) 
      
     The goal of the English as a New Language (ENL) program is to prepare English language learners (ELL) and Multilingual Learners (MLL) for success by promoting English language acquisition.  In the ENL program, language arts and content-area instruction are taught in English using specific ENL instructional strategies.
     
     
    Based on an ELL’s proficiency level, there are required and flexible units of Integrated and Stand-Alone ENL.  (If you would like more information regarding the five levels of English proficiency and the number of units of ENL services set by the New York State Department of Education, please click here.)
     

    Integrated ENL classes are taught by a teacher dually certified in the content area and ENL, or are co-taught by a certified content area teacher and a certified ENL teacher. This program serves ELL/MLL students from many different home/primary language backgrounds. 

      
    Information about Stand-alone ENL: In Stand-alone ENL, students receive English Language Development taught by a New York State certified ESOL teacher in order to acquire the English Language needed for success in core content areas.  Our Stand-alone ENL classes at BMPRSS is our "pull-out" program when our ESOL teachers work with our ELLs outside of the general education classroom.
     
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    Our ESOL/ENL teachers: 
    Ms. Nicol Pirrazzi will be working with our K-2 students in our ENL Program.  
    You may contact her by email:  npirrazzi@blindbrook.org
     
    Mrs. Monique Pedersen will be working with our 3-5 students in our ENL Program. 
    You may contact her by email: mpedersen@blindbrook.org