ESL at NEC
In the school year 2019-2020, NEC began to build a more robust program for serving the ELs (English Learners) in our school population through the creation of a part-time ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher position, held by Kristen Vaisvila. In the school year 2020-2021, Kristen’s role was expanded to full-time ESL Teacher and ELE (English Language Education) Coordinator. Our purpose in creating this position is to provide ESL services for students who are learning English in addition to receiving specialized instruction to meet their other unique educational needs. We currently have students at each school in the Consortium who are designated to receive ESL services or have been designated to receive them in the past.
Here are some great resources for educators who have ELs in their classrooms, or any school staff who want to know more about best practices for teaching, leading, or interacting with English Learners or other students from a multilingual or multicultural background.
Links for free online dictionaries and translation services:
Strategies and Tips:
12 Ways to Support ELs in the Mainstream Classroom
6 Essential Strategies for Teaching ELLs
7 Tips for School Counseling with ELL Students
GO TO Strategies for teaching and sheltering English for ELLs (see pdf linked at bottom of the page)
Culturally Responsive Teaching:
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
5 Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
If you have any questions about the ELE program at NEC, please reach out to:
ESL Teacher & ELE Coordinator
Phone: 978-232-9755 ext 1347