2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102
As mandated by the Department of Education, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers are responsible for delivering a systematic and specialized English language curriculum sequence based upon national TESOL standards and measured by AYP/AMO-required annual English Proficiency Testing. Individualized, small group instruction characterizes the most efficient ESL methodology and promotes the highest performance on the annual NCLB tests [the ACCESS 2.0 Test].
Bilingual teachers provide the identical core content curriculum as that taught by general program teachers; the critical difference exists in the delivery of that curriculum by the teachers through use of the two languages and through significant accommodations in lesson planning, pacing and presentation. In addition, linguistic-cultural-experiential expansion, adaptation of assessment instruments and techniques and “sheltered” use of instructional texts and resources in both languages must be incorporated into daily instruction.
Bilingual instruction is generally provided through a transitional model. Where possible Dual Language, One-Way Bilingual, Two-Way Bilingual instruction is to be established to promote the most effective and enduring language learning to both English Language Learners and general program students.
|Maria Elena Suarez||Bilingual Instructional Specialist-Lead|
|Isabel Ruela-Fernandes||Bilingual Instructional Specialist|
|Pilar Veru||Bilingual Instructional Specialist|