English as a New Language
The English as a New Language (ENL) program at MSD Lawrence Township Schools serves students whose first language is other than English. There are over 50 different languages represented among our K-12 student body.
Goals of ENL
The MSD Lawrence Township Schools ENL program is committed to educational advancement of its ENL students both academically and socially in English, while honoring their rich heritage of language and culture.
- To teach English for specific academic purposes so language can be applied to academic contexts to maximize student achievement.
- To provide opportunities for students to grow socially through their home school and community.
- To enable students to construct meaning through appropriate instructional strategies.
- To provide administrators, teachers and staff with innovative professional development to maximize student achievement.
ENL Program staff
MSD Lawrence Township Schools support ENL instructional and family communication needs. All staff are highly qualified and meet the highly regarded demands of No Child Left Behind.
For more information, Troy Knoderer,
Director of Curriculum, Instructional Programs, and Professional Development, 423-8327.