P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School
PATRICIA COSTA, PRINCIPAL
29-66 137 STREET, QUEENS, NY 11354Phone: 718-445-2902
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English as a
at P.S. 242
ESL Teachers: Jacklyn Yang, Woo Kwon, Denise Foster & Joanna Panagiotopoulos
The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at P.S. 242 is to support the language development of English Language Learners in a socially and culturally supportive environment.
P.S. 242 utilizes the push-in instructional model in which the ESL teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers and related service providers. Together, they develop strategies and differentiated learning plans, to foster the students’ acquisition of English. English language instruction focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking across all content-areas. This instruction incorporates high levels of academic rigor and support. Students work one-on-one with the ESL teacher, or within small groups. This type of instruction promotes academic success and allows our ELL students to achieve English proficiency on the NYSESLAT.
The ESL Program complies with federal and state regulations in CR Part 154. In addition to the ESL push-in program during the school day, P.S. 242 also provides a Title III After-School Program to all entitled ELL students. During these one hour sessions, teachers utilize Rigby’s On Our Way to English Program to help increase the children’s comprehension of academic language, and Mondo’s Let’s Talk About It Program to improve their oral language skills. P.S. 242’s ESL Program aims to motivate all ELL students to work to the best of their abilities.