• Welcome to the ESOL classroom

  • Dear​ ​Parent​ ​or​ ​Guardian,

    I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​take​ ​this​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​introduce​ ​myself​ ​and​ ​express​ ​my​ ​excitement​ ​about working​ ​with​ ​your​ ​child​ ​this​ ​year.​ ​I​ ​love​ ​teaching​ ​ESOL (English as a Second Language)​ ​or​ ​ENL​(English​ ​as​ ​a​ ​New​ ​Language) because​ ​I​ ​am​ ​an ESOL​ ​student​ learner and​ ​understand​ ​how​ ​it​ ​is​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​new​ ​country​ ​and assimilate​ ​to​ ​a​ ​new​ ​ ​culture.​ ​I aim​ ​to​ ​provide support​ ​during​ ​ELA​ ​and​ ​Social Studies​ ​classes​ ​during​ ​the​ ​day.​ ​Over​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​we​ ​will​ ​work​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​our reading, writing,​ ​listening, and​ ​speaking​ ​skills.​ ​ESOL​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​NYSESLAT exam​ ​in​ ​the​ ​spring​ ​in​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​the​ ​NYS​ ​Regents​ ​exams.

    I​ ​work​ ​with​ ​your​ ​children for one (1) period every​ ​day.​ ​During ​that time,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​working​ ​on improving​ ​reading​ ​comprehension, building​ ​academic​ ​vocabulary, and enhancing​ ​writing with​ ​close​ ​attention to​ ​grammar​ ​rules​ ​during​ ​our mini-lessons. In PIG class,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​working​ ​on a research​ ​paper, where​ ​students​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​review literature​ ​and​ ​paraphrase​ ​the​ ​articles​ ​in their​ ​own​ ​words.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​covering​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​new​ ​and​ ​meaningful​ ​vocabulary.​ ​My​ ​main​ ​goal is to make my​ ​students​ ​come​ ​out​ ​of​ ​their​ ​shells​ ​and express​ ​their​ ​thoughts using​ a ​wide​ ​range​ ​of vocabulary​ ​in​ ​their​ ​speech and writing.

    I​ ​am​ ​available​ ​daily​ ​​to​ ​assist​ ​students​ ​with​ ​work​ ​from​ ​other​ ​classes.​ ​Please do​ ​not​ ​hesitate​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​me​ ​via​ ​email​ at jamilya.arzanesh@rcsdk12.org


  • Ms.Arzanesh, ESOL