ESL Program Overview
Haledon is home to a diverse population with more than 48% of the student population speaking a second language. Slide #2 Over 25 languages are spoken by Haledon students and their families. Slide #3 Slide # 4 Students with limited English language proficiency are provided with instruction and support in order to function successfully in an academic setting Three full-time ESL teachers are on staff to offer instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs) for at least two periods per school day. Slide #7 The program stresses daily communication skills, along with academic reading, writing, and speaking. Slide #6 The Haledon School does not offer bilingual instruction.
Students enrolling in the Haledon Public School, parents must complete a home language survey. Information provided by parents includes the language spoken at home, country of birth, and the length of time in the United States. Slide #5 Based on this information and the student’s level of English proficiency, students may be referred into the ESL program. Slide #5
The English language proficiency of students in the ESL program is evaluated by using the state-established cutoff scores on the IPT and ACCESS for ELLS. Students will have met exit requirements and additional multiple measures in order to exit the ESL program. Slide #11
ESL Homework Club
The Haledon Public School offers classes in English as a Second Language and Citizenship to the Haledon community. Classes begin in January and offer three levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Slide #13