English Language Development

  • The English language Development (ELD) Program at Hemingway School offers students with limited proficiency in English preparation to function successfully in classrooms where English is the medium of instruction for all subject areas. We provide systematic and cumulative instruction that moves from the concrete to the abstract (depending on what the student's level may be) to help students understand native English speakers in academic and social situations through the co-teaching model.  This approach is designed to increase the academic language skills of all learners in the classroom in reading, writing, listening and speaking.  We also offer native language support in comprehension of content area studies, as well as a multicultural appreciation of different language and ethnic groups through our dual immersion program.

    The English as a New Language (ENL) staff at Hemingway is comprised of two teachers/directors with ENL endorsements and a native-speaker paraprofessional who is originally from Argentina.  One of our specialists has a master's degree in reading and the other is currently working towards a master's degree in English as a new language. For more information on the School District's ELD program, click here.