English as a New Language

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

              I am excited to welcome you and your children to our school and our ESL/ENL (English as a New Language) classes.  This year I will be teaching English as a New Language (ENL, formerly ESL) in grades 4-8. This is my email address: mkubiak2@schools.nyc.gov 

           Email is the best and fastest way to contact us. Also, please note that on Tuesdays we are available to meet with you and/ or talk on the phone during the below mentioned times. 

    Mrs. Kubiak’s Parent-Appointment Times: Tuesdays 7:35-8:10 AM.

             Please check our ESL website for calendars, bilingual glossaries, things we are working on in ENL classes and other valuable resources.

    We look forward to working with you and your children this year.

    Mrs. Kubiak        

    What is ENL?

    Freestanding English as a new language (ENL) programs provide instruction in English with home language support, emphasizing English language acquisition. Students in freestanding ENL programs can come from many different language backgrounds, and English may be the only common language among the students.

    Prior to the 2015-16 School Year, ELLs were initially designated as beginner, intermediate, or advanced based on NYS exams.

    There are 5 proficiency levels for ELLs based on the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT; entering, emerging, transitioning, expanding, and the fifth level, proficient/commanding, continues to indicate the student is not an ELL.

    In our school we have two ENL programs:

    Push-in model: an ENL teacher works with ELLs in collaboration with general education classroom teachers to provide language acquisition and vocabulary support. 4 periods a week (entering and emerging, transitioning, expanding and commanding)

    Pull-out model: ELLs who spend the majority of their day in all-English content instruction are brought together from various classes for English-acquisition-focused instruction. 4 periods a week  (entering, emerging students).

    Mrs. Morozova pushes in to grades K, 1, 2 and 3 and pulls out these grades.

    Mrs. Kubiak pushes in to grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 and pulls out these grades.