An English Language Learner, or ELL, is a student whose home language is not English and needs support learning English.
English as a New Language
The English as a New Language (ENL) program used to be called English as a Second Language (ESL). It provides instruction in English with support in the students’ home language so that they can learn to read, write, and speak English. Students from many different language backgrounds are taught together, and English may be the only common language among them. The goal of the program is to provide instruction in English with supports in the student's home language until they become English proficient.
Please visit the DOE's English Language Learners website for more information.