English as a New Language (ENL)

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The purpose of the ENL curriculum is to support overall academic achievement in preparation for college admission. The needs of international students seeking to develop competency in written and spoken English are met through daily instruction that integrates the core skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking into a holistic learning experience. To strengthen English language proficiency, the School promotes speaking English as often as possible. Students realize that communicating in English is not only courteous but also enhances their ability to assimilate into American culture. The Knox ENL Program provides a comprehensive study of both spoken and written English to international students in need of such instruction. The ENL program enables these students to converse with ease in English and prepares students for the TOEFL, SAT, and other standardized testing in preparation for admission to selective American colleges and universities.

Program Objectives

Speak, listen, read, and write in English for the communicative purposes of gathering and giving information, responding to literature, enjoying social interaction, expressing themselves, and sharing their knowledge.

Listen, speak, read, and write in English for critical analysis and evaluation of academic material.

Demonstrate the skills necessary for giving oral presentations for social interactions and content-related academic language.

Demonstrate competence in managing the writing process and producing effective written products including academic writing.

Requirements

Students are placed in an ENL program based on the TOEFL and Duolingo examinations scores submitted through the Admissions process. The three Knox ENL Programs include:

Disclaimer: In lieu of a TOEFL score, Duolingo score conversions serve as a guide for ENL placement and are subject to change.  

Our Faculty

Enyu Brucato

M.A., TESOL – University of Leicester
B.A., English Literature – Soochow University

Enyu Brucato

English as a New Language Teacher

Susan Layton

M.S., Instructional Technology & Media Management – Potsdam State Teachers College

Susan Layton

English as a New Language Teacher

Nicole Pedersen

M.A. ENL/Elementary Education – Long Island University – C.W. Post
Postgraduate work – Adelphi University
NYS Dual Certified in ENL/Elementary Education

Nicole Pedersen

English as a New Language Chair
English as a New Language Teacher