• ENL Student & Parent Information & Websites

     New York State ENL Programming



    ENL Instruction for the Yonkers Public Schools

    The ENL Teachers at  School 9 employs a combination of Response to Intervention Instruction (RTI), Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Total Physical Response) TPR, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, and ENL Methodologies Natural Approach guided by the New York State Blueprint for English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner Success and the Bilingual Common Core Progressions to synthesize language acquisition instruction.  We also incorporate initiatives issued by Yonkers Public Schools and our district office's Language Acquisition Department (L.O.T.E.).  


    ELL/ENL/MLL Advocacy

    In addition to culturally responsive, research-based instruction, the ENL department at School 9 also provides advocacy and support to our English Language Learners and their families.  We understand that our ELLs learn best when their needs are met and their worries are resolved, so we do our best to ensure that their path to English acquistion is clear of obstacles and lined with supports from any discipline of which they have need.  Some of the things your child's ENL teacher can help with are:

    • working with the mainstream teachers and service providers to acquire and/or develop service plans, interventions and supports
    • providing intermediary contact with the Language Acquistition Department and/or Board of Education to get answers and solutions to parents' questions and concerns
    • finding and connecting parents with community resources and programs to support your child's learning and bridge gaps in his or her understanding
    • providing additional reading and instructional materials in your language of choice for home use
    • working with social workers, therapists, case managers and other community service providers to maintain clear lines of communication and support ELLs' mental health and social development
    • meeting and/or communicating with parents to address questions and concerns that can be resolved in our building or in our classroom

    I have been teaching English as a New Language, ENL, formerly known as English as a Second Language, ESL, since 2013 at School 9. It is our goal to teach basic and academic English to students newly arriving to our country, in addition to those students whose language acquisition levels continue to evolve and expand.

    Through speaking,listening, reading and writing activities, students are immersed in an all-English environment. This ensures rapid language fluency and promotes greater academic achievement. 

    Please reach out to the School 9 ENL Department via the office at (914) 376-8235 or via email at adominguez@yonkerspublicschools.org for Mr. Dominguez or mmays@yonkerspublicschools.org for Ms. Mays (only Monday & Tuesday) for more information.


    English as a New Language (ENL)

    Instruction in this program, formerly known as English as a Second Language (ESL), emphasizes English language acquisition. In an ENL program, language arts and content-area instruction are taught in English using specific ENL instructional strategies. Some content area classes are Integrated ENL classes.  Students receive core content area and English language development instruction, including the use of the home/primary language as support and appropriate ELL instructional supports to enrich comprehension. Integrated ENL classes are taught by a teacher dually certified in the content area and ENL or are co-taught by a certified content area teacher and a certified ENL teacher. In a Stand-alone ENL class, students receive English language development instruction taught by a NYS-certified teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in order to acquire the English language needed for success in core content areas. This program typically serves ELL students from many different home/primary language backgrounds whose only common language is English and therefore cannot participate in a bilingual program.

    English as a New Language (ENL) Program: A research-based English language development program comprised of two components:

    English as a New Language

    English as a New Language (ENL) Program: A research-based English language development program comprised of two components: o Integrated ENL: Students receive core content area and English language development instruction including home language supports and appropriate ELL scaffolds; and o Stand-alone ENL: Students receive English language development instruction taught by a NYS certified ESOL teacher in order to acquire the English language needed for success in core content areas. This program is formerly known as English as a Second Language (ESL).


    - Integrated ENL: Students receive core content area and English

    language development instruction including home language supports

    and appropriate ELL scaffolds; and

    -Stand-alone ENL: Students receive English language development

    instruction taught by a NYS certified ESOL teacher in order to acquire

    the English language needed for success in core content areas.

    This program is formerly known as English as a Second Language (ESL).

    Program Options for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners

    Bilingual Education (BE)

    Transitional Bilingual Education Program

    -Dual Language Programs - Dual Language program is a type of bilingual education program that offers students from two different or the same home language backgrounds and/or cultures the opportunities to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural while improving their academic ability.

    -One-Way Language Program - The One-way (Developmental) model is primarily composed of students who come from the same home language and/or background. The teacher or teachers provide instruction in both English and the target language.

    -Two Way Language Program - The Two-way model includes both ELLs and English proficient students. The teacher or teachers provide instruction in both languages


    Blueprint for English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner Success


    Bilingual Common Core Progression Indicators




    English Media Lab


    American English Resources


    International Children's Digital Library


    Many Things ESL


    National Geographic




    Khan Academy

    A web site full of lessons on different subjects.


    New York Library - ENL Resources


    New York Library


    American English Resources


    International Children's Digital Library

    This collection includes 4,619 historical and contemporary children's eBooks from around the world, covering 59 languages


    Many Things ESL


    Colorin Colorado

    A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners



    This resource is for young children and their families. Activities will help children develop pre-reading skills and foster kindergarten readiness skills.  Includes: a Family Literacy Calendar, eBooks, One More Story , Biblioteca, & Tumblebooks, etc.



    Learn a language for free. This resource also includes a digital language proficiency assessment exam



    Search millions of study sets or create your own custom study sets. This resource includes: digital flashcards, interactive games, tests, and much more


    Reading A-Z

    Includes more than 1,500 leveled books spanning 29 levels of reading difficulty. This resource also contains: lesson plans, worksheets, discussion cards, and comprehension quizzes that accompany every leveled book


    Reading is Fundamental

    This website begins with thousands of books and continues with resources, activities, and professional development



    An educational resource that provides interactive content with the fundamentals of learning to read with phonics, mathematics, and more




    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed an informative guide for families discussing readiness and response tips.

    Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19

    Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties.



    La Red Nacional de Estres Traumatico Infantil ha desarrollado una guía informativa para familias que hablan puntas de respuesta y de preparación.

    Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

    Ofrece información para padres y cuidadores sobre los brotes de enfermedades infecciosas en su comunidad. Conocer la información más importante sobre el brote y aprender a estar preparados disminuye el estrés y ayuda a aminorar las inquietudes probables.




    Please share the Benchmark & Curriculum Associates links below with your Teachers, Students and Parents:




    PBS LearningMeda Program for Parents and Teachers

    Parents and Teachers please access free educational resources that supplement and enhance learning at PBS LearningMedia.  PBS LearningMedia provides original digital content and supplemental viewing guides for on-air programming that enhance learning, including grade level collections and webinars.


    New York State PTA Parent and Family Resources



    Use Clever to Access Instructional Technology Applications With One Log-In

    To access Clever:

    Go to www.clever.com/in/yonkers from any internet-enabled device
    Click on "Log in with LDAP"
    Enter your district e-mail address:6 digit student ID followed by "@yonkerspublicschools.org" (e.g. 123456@yonkerspublicschools.org)
    Enter your district password (same password used for district devices)
    Click on any of the icons to access the instructional technology resourcesFor library resources that require different log-in credentials, hover over the application to display the username and password
    Use the displayed username and password to access the resource
    Las Escuelas Públicas de Yonkers se enorgullece de asociarse con Clever - un inicio de sesión único programa que permite a nuestros, estudiantes y padres para acceder a toda nuestra tecnología educativa desde cualquier dispositivo con un nombre de usuario y contraseña. Todos los miembros de las Escuelas Públicas de Yonkers tienen acceso a los recursos siguientes:

     Castillo de Aprendizaje - Un sistema de evaluación en línea con opciones de auto-estudio

     Edmodo - Un aula virtual que permite la fácil comunicación de la escuela a casa, estudiante de comunicación segura, el intercambio de contenidos, y la publicación de las asignaciones

     Discovery Education - Una base de datos de contenido digital que se extiende el aprendizaje del estudiante

     BrainPop (incluyendo BrainPop ELL y BrainPop Jr.) - Corto, vídeos animados con contenido relacionado y concursos

     Khan Academy - Un conjunto de lecciones en línea de búsqueda y cursos completos para los estudiantes para extender el aprendizaje fuera del aula

     Typing.org - lecciones de escritura en línea y oportunidades de práctica independiente

     Code.org - lecciones autoguiadas en ciencias de la computación

     Todos los recursos de la biblioteca

    Cómo acceso Clever desde cualquier lugar

     Para acceder a Clever:

     Ir a www.clever.com/in/yonkers

     Tecla "Entrar con LDAP"

     Introduzca su distrito dirección de correo electrónico:

     6 ID estudiante dígitos seguido de "@ yonkerspublicschools.org" (por ejemplo 123456@yonkerspublicschools.org )

     Introduzca su contraseña de distrito (la misma contraseña utilizada para el distrito)

     Tecla en cualquiera de los iconos para acceder a los recursos de tecnología de instrucción

     Para los recursos de la biblioteca que requieren diferentes credenciales de acceso, vuelo estacionario sobre la aplicación para visualizar el nombre de usuario y contraseña

     Utilice el nombre de usuario y contraseña que se muestra para acceder al recurso

    CLEVER Access Instructions provided by the Yonkers Public School 

    English Language Learners Internet Resources