English as a New Language / English Language Arts

  • Welcome to English Language Learning!

    The English as a New Language program is designed to assist students from other countries. The ENL teachers help students learn the English language, adjust to a new culture and their new school environment, and succeed in their classes. The ENL teachers strive to work with all teachers and the families of our students in order to build a strong home-school connection.


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  • Rules for our ENL classroom:

    Listen and show respect when others are speaking.

    Try and use language as much as possible to convey your message.

    Follow directions. 


    Verbal warning

    Phone call home


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  • Our English language learners are responsible for learning English as well as learning content area subject matter simultaneously.  Due to the nature of NYS graduation requirements, it is important that the students work as hard as they can, studying and showing initiative, so that together we can work toward success!

    Types of ENL Classes

    ENL/ELA - follows the same curriculum as the ELA classes, but with extra scaffolds and at a modified pace.

    ENL stand alone - focuses on building literacy skills.

    Co-taught - includes two teachers: the content teacher and an ENL teacher.


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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jerge

Mrs. Jerge has been teaching ENL since 2016 and working at Maryvale UFSD since 2018. 

She attended Canisius College and SUNY Buffalo. She has degrees in English (Literature) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 

She is certified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K-12 and English Language Arts (ELA) 7-12 in the state of New York. 

 Available by appointment for extra help during study halls and office hours.