English as a
at P.S. 205
The mission of the English as a New Language (ENL) program at P.S. 205 is to support language development of the English Language Learners (ELL) in a socially , culturally, and an academically supportive environment.
Once a newly enrolled student enters into P.S. 205 an ENL teacher will determine if the student needs to take an exam called NYSITELL (New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners based on the HLIS (Home Language Identification Survey)and interviews. Results from the NYSITELL will determine your childs' entitlement.
P.S. 205 utilizes the push-in model in which the ENL teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers. Together, they develop strategies and modify lessons to help the students' acquisition of English. English language instruction focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in langauge arts and other content areas. Students work one-on-one with the ESL teacher or in a small group. This type of instruction and model promotes academic success and allows our ELL students to achieve proficiency on the NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test).
In addition to the ESL push-in program provided during the school day, P.S. 205 provides a Title III After-School Program: ELL Academy . During these one hour sessions, teachers implement Award Reading to help increase the students' comprehension of academic language and improve in all for modalities: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
If you have any questions, you may contact your childs' ENL Teacher:
Kindergarten- Mrs. Kurun
Hello! My name is Ms. Kurun and I am your child’s ENL teacher. I am looking forward to working with your child this year. Please read with your child every night and discuss with your child their favorite part of the book and why .Encourage your child to draw a picture of their favorite part. I look forward to a great year! If you have any questions , email me at
Grade 1- Ms. Rabbe
Hello! My name is Ms. Rabbe and I am excited to be your child’s ENL teacher! This year we are going to focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Encourage your child to read every night and ask them questions about what they have read. A question you can ask is “What is happening in the story?” They are also encouraged to write about what they have read. They can write about their favorite part or if something in the story reminded them of something in their lives. Please visit “Kids A-Z” at home with your child to ensure they will grow in their reading skills. I am so excited to start the year working with your children! If you have any questions, email me at Mrabbe@schools.nyc.gov
Grade 2- Mr. Chalil
Hello my name is Mr. Chalil and I am excited to be your child’s ENL teacher this school year! This year I will be helping your child with their reading and writing, as well as preparing them for the state test called the NYSESLAT that they will take towards the end of the school year. Please encourage your child to read at home and go on Raz-Kids. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at PChalil@schools.nyc.gov.
Grade 3- Ms. Carberry
Hi! My name is Ms. Carberry. I hope you’re having a great year so far. This year in 3rd grade we’re focusing on reading and writing skills. I encourage students to read at home and then write something about what they learned. Please visit “Kidsa-z” on a daily basis as well. I look forward to a great year in ENL with you! If you have any questions, email me at Jcarberry@schools.nyc.gov
Grades 4-5- Ms. Schneller
Hello! My name is Ms. Schneller and I am so excited to work with our 4th and 5th grade ENL students this year! We will be working together in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students should be reading at home daily and are encouraged to practice writing as well. Please have your child use “Kidsa-z” . I look forward to a great year! If you have any questions, email me at Jschneller2@schools.nyc.gov
Special Education- Ms. Asaro & Ms. Fradkin
Hi! We are Ms. Fradkin and Ms. Asaro. We are excited to be your child’s ENL teacher this year! We will be helping your child with reading, writing, speaking and listening. We also will be preparing your child for the NYSESLAT test that will evaluate your child’s progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please encourage your child to read at home every day and use Raz-Kids. We look forward to a great year. If you have any questions, please email us at Lfradkin@schools.nyc.gov or Sasaro2@schools.nyc.gov
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Below are links to NYC Department of Education Websites : Home page of English Language Learning (ELL) and Family Resources
Click below to a link to New York State Education Department about NYSESLAT and access Test Samplers
Here are some links to practice at home: