Class Info

Hello and welcome!

My name is Ms. Vazquez and I am the ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at South Amboy Middle High School.

The purpose of the English as a Second Language program is to provide a basic foundation in English for ELLs (English Language Learners).  The goal of this support program is the development of language skills that will enable learners to function successfully in school and society. In addition to helping students with their English, the ESL program also facilitates ESL students' adjustment to a new environment.

The program works with each student individually to satisfy his or her needs while taking into account individual differences in language proficiency and cultural backgrounds. Our focus as a school is to welcome new ELLs and encourage them to share about their origin and culture with their native English-speaking pupils so everyone can learn about and appreciate the cultural diversity in our community.