English as a New Language (ENL)

  • English as a New Language (ENL), formerly known as English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), is a specialized instruction program for students whose first language is not English. Each year, Greece teachers across all grade levels work with dozens of English Language Learners (ELLs). 

    The ENL program strives to meet the needs of the ELLs in our district by providing the supports necessary for students to be successful in the classroom while learning English. Those supports include:


    • Building knowledge and experience in the four domains of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as pronunciation.

    • Instruction in English, with the use of various techniques to make the content comprehensible.

    • Working with small groups of ELLs with similar needs.

    • Collaboration with the classroom teachers so that students acquire the vocabulary and learn language structures needed to understand the instruction in the content areas and whole class environment.

    • Honoring and respecting various cultures and languages by drawing upon students’ prior experiences as well as teaching the aspects of culture in the U.S.

    • Translation services, family literacy programs and specialized summer school programs to help promote parent engagement and continuous student success.

    For more information about ENL, please contact the Office of World Languages & ENL at (585) 966-2348.

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