ESL Students participate in William Paterson Poetry Contest


Students of the ESL and World Language classes, under the supervision of Mrs. Amy Munn, participated in the William Paterson University Orlando Saa Poetry Recitation Contest on May 16. The students were passionate to share their love for language. They are from left to right Gisnaira Reyes, Felix Puluc, Katherine Lemus, Jessica Reyes, Valentina Ramirez Velasquez, Jiwon Lee, Seoyeon Amy Lee, Marianna Verdium, Isabel Alexis, Jasmin Catalan, and Pureun Oh. The students were accompanied by Mrs. Elsa Wajda and Mrs. Grace Ko. Valentina received Honorable Mention in the category for ESL beginning, Jasmin won First Place in beginner Korean, Pureun won Second Place for Advanced Korean and Jiwon won First Place for Native Korean. Congratulations to all the students!

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ESL/Bilingual Department hosts Parent Workshop

The ESL/Bilingual Department hosted a special parent workshop on Feb. 28th for the families of English Language Learners at Lindbergh Elementary School. The ESL/Bilingual teachers at Lindbergh presented how to teach our ELLs to read in English using Sight Words. Many thanks go to all who participated.

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MOM&I September Issue (Back to School Special)

A Korean magazine called,  “Mom & I” reached out to World Language and ESL Supervisor, Amy Munn and ECC's Korean Bilingual Kindergarten teacher, JeeYoon Chung, to conduct an interview to better understand the new Korean bilingual program that had been initiated for the first time in New Jersey at ECC. The interview transcribed, detailed how the classes are run and how effective it is in allowing students to graduate out of ESL within their first year of kindergarten. The content of the interview explains how the program first got started and how it is different from a monolingual classroom.  It goes to explain that the bilingual curriculum content is exactly the same as the other kindergarten classes, except for the fact that the student's can have their comprehension and content absorption supported with their heritage language. It explains the type of joyous learning experience it can create for the students exposed to Korean bilingual education and how the support of the school staff and community really allowed this program to develop, and hopefully grow in the future.

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