Bilingual/ESL and World Languages Department

  • Mr. Rogelio Suarez
    Director of Bilingual/ESL and World Languages
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-260
     

    Ms. Regina Acevedo - Supervisor
    Email:  regiacevedo@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 38-408
     

    Ms. Iris Varela - Secretary
    Email:  irisvarela@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-262
     
    Ms. Ginia Sanchez - Secretary
    Email:  ginisanchez@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-261
     
    Ms. Mabel Lamourt - Secretary
    Email:  mabelamourt@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-264
     
     

     
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    A Model Program recognized by the State of New Jersey (2004-2006 & 2008-2010)
     
    Our Highly Qualified Staff:
    4 Resource Specialists
    96 Bilingual Teachers
    32 ESL Teachers 
    1 Home School Liaison
     
     
    Goals of the Bilingual/ESL Program:
    • To provide native language instruction in all content area subjects while students are acquiring English.
    • To teach ESL and English language arts literacy so that students will be able to communicate in English and achieve academically in English.
    • To provide instruction by bilingual teachers with special training and certification in meeting the linguistic, cultural, emotional and academic needs of second language learners.
    • To promote acculturation into American society while respecting and appreciating the language and culture of the students and their families.
    • To ensure systematic assessment of student progress in English acquisition and academic learning, through a variety of measures.
    • To encourage and support the involvement of parents in classroom, school, and district programs.
    • To facilitate the transition of students from the Bilingual Program into the General Program when they are ready as determined by multiple measures.