English as a New Language (ENL)
The mission of the English as a New Language (ENL) Program in PS 69 Journey Prep is to provide support and instruction in the English language to English Language Learners (ELLs) which will enable them to become successful in the mainstream classroom, the schools, and the community.
The primary goal is to increase the proficiency levels of second language students in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing so that they may acquire the academic language necessary to function in an American classroom. Through the ENL program, the teachers ensure that all students achieve to their highest ability, to be able to collaborate, to creatively and critically think, and to effectively communicate. Recognizing the diversity of students, ENL teachers believe that it is important to foster their students' participation in American society while preserving the individual young person's language and culture.
Our English language learners (ELLs) and their families are supported both culturally and linguistically through our ENL Teachers, who act as the bridge to understanding the cultural expectations of the school community. Ms. Padilla is PS 69’s ENL coordinator and teacher for Kindergarten to 2nd grade and Ms. Kim is the ENL teacher for 3rd to 5th grade. Together, they use the following teaching models to provide rich and effective instruction to all English Language Learners:
Integrated Model (Push-in): The ENL teacher works with ELLs during content instruction in collaboration with regular classroom teachers to provide language acquisition and vocabulary support while retaining content instruction time.
Stand Alone Model (Pull-out): ELLs who spend the majority of their day in all-English content instruction are brought together from various classes for English-acquisition-focused instruction.