English As Another Language
ESL frequently asked questions:
Who is an ESL student?
ESL students are students who have acquired or been exposed to other languages before/while they were exposed to English. Students can differ in spoken languages, cultural backgrounds, previous education, levels of English proficiency, and use of English outside of school including the amount of time in the US.
What is the ESL program?
The focus of our ESL program is to provide instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing and American Culture. We provide support in content areas such as science, social studies, reading, and mathematics.
What is the goal of the ESL program?
The goal of our instructional program is to teach students essential academic, cultural, and social English. We help our students to develop both communicative skills and academic language proficiency in English so they can attain curriculum standards and achieve success in the classroom.
How are the students identified for the ESL program?
Potential ESL students are recommended by parents or teachers and administered a nationwide test recognized by the NJ State Department of Education to determine eligibility. Eligibility is determined by multiple measures and help determine if ESL classes will help your child meet academic goals.
What is the length of the ESL session?
Students meet with the ESL teacher regularly throughout the week.
Can an ESL student also participate in other programs such as Gifted and Talented, Basic Skills Instruction, Band, or chorus?
Our ESL students are able to participate in all activities offered by the Marlboro Schools.
How does the ESL program benefit the parents?
Our ESL program and the ESL teachers offer their services as a liaison between the school, the classroom teacher, and the students. The ESL teachers readily answer
parents' questions about homework, tests, projects, book reports, classroom parties and activities.
The district supports a family literacy program.