Bilingual Education

Division of School Support
Office of Bilingual Education
Administration Building
201 N. Front Street, 2nd Floor
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Main Number: (856) 966-2408
Fax Number: (856) 966-2457
 
Staff
Carmen Rodriguez, Lead Educator
(856) 966-2000, Ext. 12462
 
Ericka Okafor, Supervisor
(856) 966-2000,Ext. 38217
 
Annette Valle, Secretary
(856) 966-2000, Ext. 38407
 
Noemi Albaladejo, Clerk III
(856) 966-2000, Ext. 38403
 
MISION / MISSION
La Misión del Programa Bilingüe e Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) es el de proveer a los estudiantes con limitaciones del idioma Ingles en el distrito escolar de Camden, una instrucción de alta calidad a través de la enseñaza en su idioma nativo y en Ingles. Esto facilitará integración en la comunidad y ayudara a convertirles en ciudadanos responsables.
 
El Programa Bilingüe y de Ingles como Segundo Idioma (ESL) sigue un desarrollo natural y provee servicios a los niños con limitación en el idioma Ingles en los grados PreK – 12th. El Programa es de transición mutilinguistico y multicultural.
 
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The mission of the Bilingual/ESL Program is to provide the English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Camden City School District with high quality instruction in their native language and in English. This will enable the ELLs to interact and to be productive members in a diverse society.
 
The Bilingual/ESL Program in Camden City is developmental in nature and provides services to ELLs with limited English proficiency in grades PreK-12. The Program is transitional, multilingual, and multicultural.
 
METAS/GOALS
La meta del Programa de Educación Bilingüe y de ESL (Ingles como Segundo Idioma) es ayudar a los estudiantes a alcanzar su desarrollo académico y emocional con el propósito de que se integren exitosamente en el salón de clase regular al igual que en la comunidad. El Programa fomenta el mantenimiento de la identidad étnica, la lengua nativa y la herencia cultural.
 
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The goal of the Bilingual Education and ESL Only Programs is to meet the cognitive and affective needs of the students in order to facilitate their successful integration into the mainstream English classroom and the community at large. In addition, the Program encourages students to maintain their identity, native language, and cultural heritage.
 
Elementary/Family Schools

Bilingual Programs are offered at the following schools:
 
Schools Grades
Catto K-5th
Cramer K-4th
Dudley K-5th
Sumner K-5th
Wiggins K-6th

 

Part-Time Program (Vietnamese-English)
Davis K-6th
Cramer K-6th
WWHS 9th-12th

 

ESL Only is offered at the following schools:
Bonsall K-8th
Cooper's Poynt K-8th
Davis K-8th
Forest Hill K-5th
Hatch Family 1st-8th
Sharp K-5th
Whitter K-5th
Yorkship K-5th
Veterans K-8th

 

Secondary/Family Schools

Full-Time Programs (Bilingual & ESL Teachers)
Woodrow Wilson High School Grades 9th-12th
 
ESL Only Program (ESL Teachers)
Hatch Family School Grades 1sth-8th
Creative Arts/Morgan Village Academy Grades 6th-12th
Brimm Medical Arts High School Grades 9th-12th
MetEast High School Grades 9th-12th
Camelot Traansitional Academy Grades 6th-8th
Camelot Accelerated Academy Grades 9th-12th

 

 
World Languages

World Languages is offered at the following schools:
 
Elementary/Family Schools Secondary Schools
Catto  
Cramer Brimm Medical Arts High
Davis Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
Dudley Camden High School
Forest Hill MetEast High
Hatch Woodrow Wilson High
Sumner  
Veterans Family  
Whittier  
Wiggins  

**The Bilingual Office serves the following languages : Spanish, Abkazian, Central Khmer, Chinese, Creoles and Pidgins, English, English-Middle (1100-1500), English-Old (ca.450-1100), French, French-Old (842-ca.1400), Pushto; Pashto, Spanish; Castilian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
 
The Department of Education launches a website for Spanish-Speaking families.
 
El Departamento de Educacion ha desarrollado un portal bilingue que ofrece informacion y recursos para los padres y familias que hablan Espanol. http://www.state.nj.us/njded/bilingual/parents/spanish/
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