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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School

English Language Learners



The ESL (English as a Second Language) program is a mandated service designed to meet the needs of the English Language Learner (ELL).  This intensive academic discipline allows students to acquire English language proficiency (in vocabulary, comprehension, syntax, reading and writing) in all content areas at a rapid pace. Additionally, the program helps students develop life skills, become knowledgeable of American customs and culture, and fosters an appreciation of their own cultural heritage. ELL students participate in all programs. We provide ESL push-in and pull-out services on all grade levels to mandated ELL students.