English Learner Program

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

Program Description

The Hopkins EL Program supports learners in developing English language needed to succeed in school and beyond. Language  instruction is delivered by licensed EL teachers and highly qualified EL 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 EL instructional model emphasizes learning language through content. EL teachers help students build a foundation of content knowledge, academic problem-solving skills, and language proficiency. This foundation helps ELs 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 Hopkins English Learner (EL) Department?

Instructional Model

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

Curriculum and English Language Development Standards

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

Identification and Assessment

The Hopkins EL 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 EL 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.

Contact

Scott Endo and Carlos Connell-Torres are the EL Program Coordinators for Hopkins Public Schools.