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English as a New Language

English as a New Language (E.N.L.) / Inglés como Nuevo Idioma


Welcome to English as a New Language!

Dr. Nicole Montellese, Chairperson

(516) 792-4027

The Department of English as a New Language focuses on helping our English Language Learners (ELLs) learn social and academic English so that they may find success in school and in life.  This dynamic team of educators collaborates to ensure that your child has the best resources available to be a successful member of the Hewlett-Woodmere family. 

The department offers the following courses for students:

Stand-alone class in English as a New Language:

This course is mandatory for all  students who have scored at the entering or emerging level on the NYSESLAT or NYSITELL exam.  The course provides grade and age level appropriate instruction in the required content area subjects in English supported by E.N.L. methodologies, employed in a systematic and structured way.  This course is designed to develop cognitive skills of multi-language learners in the content areas.   New York State testing determines eligibility.  

Integrated Reading/Writing/English Language Arts:   

This course is taught by a Reading/Writing/English Language Arts teacher and the teacher of English as a New Language.  The ENL teacher provides support during the class so that English Language Learners/Multi-language learners are provided the appropriate tools and strategies to be successful in the course as they develop their language skills.  

To view a list of course offerings at Woodmere Middle School, click here.

To view a list of course offerings at Hewlett High School, click here.  

Hewlett High School is a proud sponsor of the 

New York State Seal of Biliteracy.

The NYSSB recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages.  The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages, to identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers, to provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission and placement, to prepare students with twenty-first century skills, to recognize the value of language instruction, and to affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.  Successful candidates will earn three points in English and three points in each world language from a points matrix, which includes course grades, national and state exams, transcripts, and culminating projects.  The NYSSB takes the form of a Seal on the student's diploma and a medal worn at graduation.

Congratulations to our 2023 NYS Seal of Biliteracy Recipients!

       Hebrew & Spanish:  Gilly Tamir

       Italian & Spanish:  Isaias Valdez, Sarra Mikhaylov

       Russian & Spanish:   Ethan Abelev

       Albanian:  Krisantina Prifti

       French: Aurelie Narcisse

       Hebrew: Romi Adar

       Italian: Michael Pignatelli

       Korean: Sara Cho

       Spanish: Olivia Ginzburg, Abigail Khaytman, Tamar Honore, Leila Flores, Emily Erdos, Talya Uziel, Erica Sava, Niv Shapira

NYSSB 2020-21
NYSSB 2019-20


NYSSB Silver Award


NYSSB 2018-19


NYSSB 2017-18


2022 Presentation to the Board of Education