Below are documents, PPTs, forms and links that elementary and secondary school teachers can use as they work with ENL teachers to ensure that our ELLs are provided with every opportunity to succeed. By having the content area teacher and ENL teacher work together, we can ensure that activities and assessments are appropriate(differentiated) to the student's level of proficiency. Also, as a Department, we do not rush to place ELLs in a special education program unless it is in the best interest of the child. As a team, we discuss whether a child's lack of progress is a language acquisition issue or a learning disability. Please review the documents below.
Click HERE to visit Colorín Colorado - a bilingual Spanish site for teachers and families of English Language Learners
Attempts are made to receive the most accurate information possible on English Language Learners from their previous school district. The above form is our attempt to collect such data. Click HERE to view and download as a PDF.
Memo to Content Area Teachers
A PowerPoint that explains ELLs and Language Acquisition/Learning
Proficiency Level Form
Document that can be used to communicate with ESL Teachers
ELLs and Learning Disabilities: What you need to know and do before making a recommendation to CSE
Additional Documents and Links
Translator/Interpreter Request Form
If you are an HHH community member and wish to serve as a translator/interpreter if the need arises, please contact the ESL Department. Your assistance is needed during parent teacher conferences.
For teachers and administrators, please complete the form below and send your request ASAP so that a translator/interpreter can be secured for the dates in which you requested. Click below to view.
Click here to download a PDF version of the Translator/Interpreter Request Form
A new Spanish glossary of educational terms related to the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is now available online. The glossary is the result of the collective and collaborative efforts of 18 Parent Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It was developed to ensure that IDEA terms used in documents for parents are translated in a uniform and comprehensible way across states, geographical regions, and communities of Spanish speakers. Click here to access the glossary.
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Click here to download a PDF version the Glossary. We would like to thank the Mid-Hudson BETAC for creating and sharing this wonderful resource.
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Click here to download the PDF version of Information/Ideas for Teachers of English Language Learners. Please contact your building ESL teacher for further support and ideas.
Click on the images to visit the following sites.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
"The Voice of America website can be used for ESL podcasting. It has high interest content, transcripts, MP3 files, as well as tests, quizzes, and games for ESL students. Their English Support program for ESL students uses a lexicon of 1500 English words and MP3s are slowed down to facilitate understanding."
A great website for ESL teachers to create activities
A great resource not only for children, but for parents and any community member. The library offers two free weekly New English Speakers' Conversation Groups open to all (on Tues. a.m.'s and Wed. p.m.'s throughout the year). No registration required. For more information call Librarian Catherine Given at 631-498-1225.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: An organization that wishes to transform schools so that students are equipped with the critical 21st Century skills needed to thrive in the global community.
To All Elementary ESL Teachers: The new enVision K-5 Math Program will be in place for the 2010-2011 school year. Please click on the image to visit the site to explore this new resource and then contact your building's math specialist for further assistance.
Click on the links to visit these fun educational sites:
An extensive annotated list of links to resources and full-text articles relating to bilingual, ESL, and multicultural education is available from the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research. Visit this meta-site at
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