EL (English Learners)

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Martha Paz-Espinoza, Teacher Lee Ayoub, Teacher Ghadir Al-Khatib, Teacher Jessica Gray, Teacher

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EL (English Learners) PROGRAM MISSION: To honor and build upon the diverse cultural and language backgrounds of English language learners and to ensure that they achieve their fullest linguistic, academic, cognitive and social potential.

About EL Program

The EL program at Long Branch is for students who are learning English. We use the grade level curriculum to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students practice using the academic vocabulary needed to understand the curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help my EL student?

  • Read with your child in English and/or in your home language.
  • Talk with your child. Speak in whatever language you feel most comfortable. The more language your child hears and speaks (in any language) the easier it will be to learn English.

How can I help my child with his/her schoolwork?

  • Check your child’s reading log and/or assignment notebook.
  • Have them show you what they are working on. Ask questions about what they are doing in school.
  • Check your child’s Thursday folder.

Remember, the staff at Long Branch is here to help your child succeed. Contact your teachers whenever you have a concern.


  • “Read this information in another language.”  “Lea esta informacion en otro idioma.”
  • Watch the video below!

Choose A Language On School Website from Estelle Roth on Vimeo.

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