EL (English Learners)

  • “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.

English Learners Team

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.

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Ghadir Al-Khatib, Teacher Martha Paz-Espinoza, Teacher
Lee Ayoub, Teacher Monica Sugaray, Instructional Assistant Jennifer Owen, Teacher Evin Rodriguez, Parent Liaison


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.


There is a special monthly program for primary EL families called Reach for Reading. Please check back for upcoming events.

2020 – 2021 Reach for Reading Dates:

All events are on Wednesdays, starting at 7:00 PM

September 30, 2020 February 17, 2021
October 21, 2020 March 24, 2021
November 18, 2020 April 21, 2021
December 16, 2020 May 19, 2021
January 20, 2021 June 16, 2021




Reach For Reading

Last virtual Reach for Reading event of the school year! Celebrating engaging and learning together, info on EOY activities, parent speaker sharing “play date” experience and, best of all a timid kindergartner proudly sharing her playdate experience in both languages! 🥰 https://t.co/k9cAmLWARE
Published June 16, 21 6:07PM