Elizabeth W. Giblin, Ed.D.
ELL program at Tenafly High School
Students with limited proficiency in English should enroll in courses intended to establish that proficiency. In addition to courses that focus on the English language, the ELL program offers in-class-support designed to support students in acquiring content information and English mastery. The purpose of the ELL program is to prepare students to be successful in the school's mainstream curriculum. Please note that ELL courses are designated as graded courses.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) 1 CPB
This class provides individual and group instruction to those students who are learning ELL at a beginning level. Conversation practice, vocabulary building, writing skills, and reading comprehension will be stressed.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) 2 CPA
This intermediate class reinforces and further develops all English skills for intermediate level students in ELL. The course emphasizes academic and social language development through the use of content area material. Some creative and expository writing will be assigned. Students will further develop their vocabularies and use of idioms.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) 3 CPA
This advanced class provides an opportunity for further proficiency in all areas of English. Students are given opportunities to learn English in context, and to apply their linguistic knowledge to authentic academic tasks. Special emphasis is placed on developing the ability to synthesize and analyze information. Students will be prepared to succeed in mainstream classes.
LANGUAGE ARTS 1 CPB
This course provides students with opportunities to speak, read, and write English through diverse materials and activities. Vocabulary relevant to other subjects will be introduced and communications skills will be enriched through dyads and small group work.
LANGUAGE ARTS 2 CPA
This course provides students with opportunities to speak, read, and write English at an intermediate level through diverse materials and activities. Vocabulary relevant to other subjects will be introduced and communications skills will be enriched through dyads and small group work.
LANGUAGE ARTS 3 CPA
The advanced class develops reading and writing proficiencies to a level in which students can successfully mainstream into regular English classes. Reading and writing skills and strategies are presented and practiced through a variety of themes and genres. Activities integrated into the class aid comprehension, build vocabulary and prepare students for academic success