English Language Learners

Welcome all students and families to the Hopkins Public Schools English Language Learner (ELL) Program home page. This site is designed to inform parents, students, educators and other community members about current Hopkins ELL programming and provide related links to other useful information.

Program Description

The Hopkins ELL Program supports learners in developing English language needed to succeed in school and beyond.  Language  instruction is delivered by licensed ELL teachers and highly qualified ELL paraprofessionals at the elementary, junior high and high school levels.  Instruction is delivered in English and targets the development of both language and academic content.

Our K-12 ELL instructional model emphasizes learning language through content. ELL teachers help students build a foundation of content knowledge, academic problem-solving skills, and language proficiency. This foundation helps ELLs access academic content in their grade-level and mainstream classes. Content-based text series have been adopted at all grade levels (K-12) to support this model.

 

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Mission

What is the mission of the English Language Learner (ELL) Department?

Instructional Model

Our K-12 ELL instructional model emphasizes learning language through content. ELL teachers help students build a foundation of content knowledge, academic problem-solving skills, and language proficiency

Curriculum and Standards

Our K-12 ELL Department teaches language through content. ELL teachers help students build a foundation of content knowledge, academic problem-solving skills, and language proficiency.

Assessment

The Hopkins ELL Department has examined and adopted a number of K-12 ELL assessments in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing

Demographics and Trends

The ELL population of Hopkins Public Schools has continued to be very diverse and dynamic during the past school year. Most of the demographic changes are related to country of origin, home language, and length of time in the U.S.

Student Art

Students with Limited English Proficiency find many ways to express themselves.  We hope that you enjoy this slideshow...

Student Resources

A link to the Hopkins ELL Moodle page where ELL students can find links to many websites to help with English, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and even math, social studies and more!