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Bronx Charter School For Better Learning

English Language Learners (ELLs)

English Language Learners

Consistent with our mission, giving all children the chance to succeed, the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning welcomes families of non-native speakers of English. We follow a careful screening process in order to provide the best support for children and families in households where languages besides English are spoken.

Once a child has been placed in the school, the parent/guardian completes a Home Language Information Survey. This form is completed with the participation of a member of our teaching staff. We determine if further screening is necessary based on the information in the survey.

The Bronx Charter School for Better Learning will provide the additional support needed for each child’s success, no matter the child’s language needs. We offer a Freestanding English as a Second Language (ESL) program to those children who already speak a language other than English. Such a program provides all language arts and subject matter instruction in English through the use of specific instructional strategies. Instruction and classwork are differentiated to meet each child’s needs. A qualified ESL teacher is also assigned to provide further support.

For further information and any questions, please contact our English Language Learners Coordinator:

BBL 1: Melissa Maldonado 

BBL 2: Harriet Jacobs 

A brochure from the New York City Department of Education contains helpful information. It is available in many languages by clicking here.

Click here for a complete listing of family resources for ESL learners.