English-Language Learners, or ELLs, are a culturally and linguistically diverse group of students who often come from non-English or non-standard English speaking homes and backgrounds. These students come to PS 230 with different language, academic, and social-emotional needs and therefore require modified instruction.
- Most experts agree that it takes 5 -7 years or more to acquire academic English, the language needed to succeed academically and professionally
- English-language learners are the fastest-growing segment of the school-age population in the United States
- While some ELLs are immigrants and newcomers to this country, the majority of ELLs enrolled in U.S. schools are born in the U.S
PS 230 is committed to providing an enriching and rigorous educational experience for all English Language Learners in collaboration with our school community and families.
The NYC Department of Education offers different programs for English language development so that students can develop language and content knowledge in English.
Families of ELLs have the option to enroll their children in
- English as a New Language (ENL) programs, or
- bilingual programs (Transitional Bilingual Education and Dual Language).
In addition, PS 230 offers specialized workshops and after-school programs for families of ELLs.
For more information about ENL services at PS 230, contact Adriana Discipio at firstname.lastname@example.org