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P.S. 120Q has a rich and diverse student population. The school is home to children that speak an abundance of various languages from all over the globe. The staff at P.S. 120Q is dedicated & determined to teach these children skills needed for both academic performance and everyday living.

Dear Parents/Guardians, 
The ENL (English as a New Language) program functions in grades K-5, following the New York State Common Core Standards. P.S. 120Q has self-contained ENL classes as well as integrated/stand-alone models.

Together with the classroom teacher, the ENL teacher develops language acquisition and cognitive academic language skills through the use of sound instructional techniques.  The ENL program provides the English Language Learner (ELL) the opportunity to grasp the academic, social, and cultural aspects of the English language through the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

The goal of the ESL program is to help students develop language skills necessary to be successful students and members of society.  This can be done most effectively by meeting the following objectives:
1.      to nurture self-pride and self-identity in each student’s linguistic and cultural heritage.
2.      to develop proficiency in the English language.
3.      to reach a level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
4.      to reach a level of proficiency in all content areas.

With your continued help and support, your child can continue to succeed.

Please explore the links below for resources to help you and your child:

Best,
The ENL Team
Mr. Gabrini
Miss Marcinkowski
Ms. Truong

ELL Ideas for Families
http://www.colorincolorado.org/families

Education: The Role of Parents
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/supporting-your-learner/role-of-parents/

Learn English at the Queens Library
http://www.queenslibrary.org/services/learn-english