ENL

English as a New Language

At P4Q we have approximately 70 students across grades K-8 who receive ENL (English as a New Language) services. We have a wonderful team of two teachers who provide this instruction in two settings – Stand-alone (pulling out to work in small groups) and Integrated (team teaching with the classroom teacher). The ENL team works very closely with the classroom teachers to incorporate the curriculum and the Units of Study to better support all ENL students. Interactive lessons using iPads and Smart Boards are used to support visual and kinesthetic learners.

Students whose home language is something other than English are tested twice a year and are assigned an English proficiency level. This is used to guide their instruction throughout the year.

From least proficient to proficient

Entering->Emerging->Transitioning->Expanding->Commanding

Entering-> A student at this English language proficiency level relies heavily on teacher supports and instructional scaffolds to advance his or her academic language skills.

Emerging -> A student at this English language proficiency level relies on teacher supports and instructional scaffolds to advance his or her academic language skills.

Transitioning-> A student at this English language proficiency level shows increasing independence in advancing his or her academic language skills.

Expanding -> A student at this English language proficiency level shows great independence in advancing his or her academic language skills.

Commanding-> A student at this level has met the linguistic demands necessary to demonstrate English language proficiency in a variety of academic contexts within his or her grade level.