ENL Department Celebrates Diversity in the District

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Blessed with students representing more than 19 different nations, West Islip’s English as a new language department recently celebrated national, cultural and language diversities in the district. Guided by teacher Monica Krawczyk, high school and middle school ENL students visited elementary ENL students at Oquenock.

The day started with the secondary English language learners introducing themselves in their native languages and teaching the younger students how to say different greetings in those languages. Next, the secondary students teamed up with the elementary students to work on a cultural awareness project. Grouped by native country, students worked on Chromebooks, using Buncee software, to create presentations about the various aspects of their cultures. 

“The day was filled with the remarkable learning experiences, gratification, new friendships and memories,” said Krawczyk. “We were very privileged to travel around the world in one day.”