Have any of you ever wondered about the ESOL students or ever helped translate for them? The East Academy for English Language Learners (EAFELL) was held during February break from 8:00pm to 1:30pm here at East High School. This program is for those students who have recently transferred from another country and even for those who want to get better at their English speaking and writing skills. These students are called the new ELL’s to East.
These scholars not only took time out of their break to practice English but they also took notes and visited the George Eastman house, the Susan B. Anthony house and the Rochester museum and science center (RMSC). Each scholar learned about Rochester's history and how each place had a great impact on Rochester.
On the last day, Friday, each student had to present in front of the staff on who they thought had a greater impact. “I was super impressed and they did very well,” said ELL teacher Ms. Shaw. She was with these students along with other staff members during break. Presentations are part of a specifically American education. “In other countries it's rare for [students] to do presentations. These students never did presentations where they came from,” added Ms. Shaw. If you want to learn more about the history of Rochester and or want to practice your English skills more reach out to Ms. Shaw in D235 or any ELL teacher.
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