English as a New Language (Grades K–12)

A Branch of Regional Programs and Services

  • The ENL service  (formerly ESOL) provides itinerant instructors in grades K–12 for local school districts and other BOCES programs.

  • Certified ESOL teachers provide instruction and support for English language learners. Instruction is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through meaningful content that is aligned with the Common Core. Co-taught and/or stand-alone instruction is determined by the student's achievement on the NYSITELL or NYSESLAT.

    Design of the service is differentiated according to English proficiency level, age and individual needs and includes selection and adaptation of materials and strategies.

    The program provides supervision of teachers and promotes professional development and peer collaboration among ESOL colleagues.

    The English as a New Language Department also offers Interpretation and Translation Services to districts.

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