EL (English Learners)

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.

ESOL/Hilt Team


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.
  • See your teacher about homework clubs

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:

Your child will bring home a reminder two or three days before the event.

2019 -2020 Reach for Reading Dates

Long Branch Library – 7:00 – 8:00 PM

September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 11, 2019
January 15, 2020
February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 3, 2020




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RT @APS_ESOL: The Office of English Learners sends a huge virtual hug to the EL Teachers and all teachers in APS for making a difference fo…
Published May 05, 20 10:57AM

Reach For Reading

RT @SamKlein_ESOL: Yes, let’s thank the EL teachers and all teachers for their tremendous work and ability to shift from in person to dista…
Published May 05, 20 6:28AM

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