English as a Second Language


The ESL department is committed to generating expansion, cultural awareness, and confidence in our students who have the gift of speaking multiple languages.  

The ESL department is committed to creating curriculum that reflects that experiences, questions, and interests of our students and working to create programs that meet their specific reading, writing, listening, and speaking needs. Students learning and improving their English at Bronx Letters will read college level texts, engage in shared inquiry seminar-style discussions, and generate writing that supports them in taking Regents exams and preparing for college-level assignments. Our language learners carry their strategies across content areas and their trusting relationships with their instructors throughout their years at BAL.