Bilingual, ENL, Dual Language and World Language programs

  • Bilingual, ENL, Dual Language and World Language programs
    Linda Bradt: Director
    Phone: (845) 326-1307

    Elizabeth VivesValentin: Bilingual clerk
    Phone: (845) 326-1302

    Maria Tejada: Bilingual home school liaison
    Phone: (845) 326-1309

    Erika Berrios: ENL TOSA; (845) 326-1211

     Middletown recognizes that the education of English Language Learners (ELL) includes not only the acquisition of a new language and culture, but also requires special consideration and attention.
    Middletown offers a variety of language programs for our scholars, such as Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE), Two-Way Immersion (Dual Language), English as a New Language (ENL) and Languages Other Than English (LOTE in French and Spanish). We also offer a Newcomer Program in partnership with OU-BOCES for Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE).
    For more information on our language programs, please contact the Middletown school district’s Bilingual Department and Program Director, Linda Bradt, at (845) 326-1302 with any questions. Additional information is available under the “Family Resources” section on our district website:

     Middletown reconoce que la educación de los Aprendices del Idioma Inglés (ELL) incluye no sólo la adquisición de un nuevo idioma y cultura, sino que también requiere consideración y atención especiales.
    Middletown ofrece una variedad de programas de idiomas para nuestros estudiantes, como la Educación Bilingüe Transicional (TBE), Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (Lenguaje Dual), Inglés como Nuevo Idioma (ENL) e Idiomas Distintos al Inglés (LOTE en Francés y Español). También ofrecemos un programa para Recién Llegados en colaboración con OU-BOCES para Estudiantes con Educación Formal Interrumpida (SIFE).
    Para obtener más información sobre nuestros programas de idiomas, comuníquese con el Departamento Bilingüe del distrito escolar de Middletown y la Directora de Programas, Linda Bradt, al (845) 326-1302 si tiene alguna pregunta. Hay información adicional disponible en la sección "Recursos de Familia" en el sitio web de nuestro distrito:

    Our English as a New Language (ENL) program is an immersive approach for developing English language proficiency. ENL English Language Learners work on developing phonics, grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and communication skills in English only.
     The Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) program is an early exit model designed to develop English proficiency, while offering quality instruction in both Spanish and English through a gradual release structure
     Home Language Arts (HLA) is a course component of TBE. Students will increase their ability to use appropriate modes of speech in varying social settings, read for textual analysis, interpretation, understanding of information, and develop sensitivity to a variety of informational texts and literary genres.
     Under the Dual Language program, ELL are placed in classrooms with students whose first language is English. It is a 50/50 Two-way immersion model in which students are taught completely in English one day and in Spanish the next.
    The Newcomer Program promotes learning for life and is designed to welcome and introduce ELL students new to the United States to our educational system.
     All Middletown students have the opportunity to learn a Language Other Than English (LOTE). The district provides world language instruction in Spanish and French.
     For more information, contact Director Linda Bradt at (845) 326-1307 or at

    See the ECSDM English Language Learner Parent Orientation presentation

    Read the ECSDM Assessment Guidelines for English Language Learners 2015 essential support

    Read the Parents' Bill of Rights for New York State's English Language Learners

    *Guide for Parents ELLs in New York State (translated in 22 languages)

    *NYSESLAT Parent guide

    *Parents Bill of Rights (translated in nine languages)

    District programs for English Language Learners, Bilingual, Dual and World Languages

    English Learner tool kit

    Read the Sept.-Oct. OBE-WL newsletter.