English as a New Language (ENL)
Department Head: Mrs. Alba Gallegos
Phone: (516) 624-6552
Welcome to English as a New Language!
The Department of English as a New Language focuses on helping our English Language Learners (ELLs) learn social and academic English so that they may find success in school and in life. This dynamic team of educators collaborates to ensure that each child has the best resources available to be a successful member of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich family. The Department of ENL empowers all English Language Learners to reach their full potential in the best possible learning environment and encourages parents to actively participate in their children's education.
The department offers the following courses for students:
Stand-alone class in English as a New Language:
This course is mandatory for all students who have scored at the entering or emerging level on the NYSESLAT or NYSITELL exam. The course provides grade and age level appropriate instruction in the required content area subjects in English supported by E.N.L. methodologies, employed in a systematic and structured way. This course is designed to develop cognitive skills of multi-language learners in the content areas. New York State testing determines eligibility.
Integrated Reading/Writing/English Language Arts:
This course is taught by a Reading/Writing/English Language Arts teacher and the teacher of English as a New Language. This curriculum is offered at the middle school, but includes the ENL teacher to provide support during the class so that English Language Learners/Multilingual learners are provided the appropriate tools and strategies to be successful in the course as they develop their language skills.
Integrated Courses in Math, Science and Social Studies:
This course is taught by a Math/Science/Social Studies teacher and the teacher of English as a New Language. The Integrated courses are offered at the high school and include the ENL teacher to provide support during the class so that English Language Learners/Multilingual learners are provided the appropriate tools and strategies to be successful in the course as they develop their language skills.