P.S. 209 Margaret Mead
FRANCES NOVELLALOCURCIO, PRINCIPAL
2609 EAST 7 STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11235Phone: 718-743-1954
School Name, Number, or Address
Mrs. S. Geller ESL SWD/ Testing Room 455
Mr. S. Blum ESL Grades 3,4,5 Room 452
Mrs. O. Zilberman ESL Grades K,1,2 Room 452
ESL classes enable limited English proficient students to communicate and function in the English language and American culture. Those classes also develop a program services plan for each student to address linguistic and academic needs. ESL classes promote recognition, understanding and acceptance of individuality and cultural diversity. Moreover, they provide comprehensible instruction in content-area classes to successfully meet grade promotion and graduation standards. In addition to all that, ESL classes teach listening, speaking, reading and writing, and cultural understanding needed to participate in the school's mainstream activities. Finally, they promote parental and community participation.