The mission of the English Learner Program in Hamden Public Schools is to promote and support the linguistic and academic language learning so that all students can succeed in a global environment.
Our vision is to ensure that all English Learners are able to achieve high levels of performance given relevant instruction, continuity and collaboration with the entire staff. We will ensure equity while maintaining their cultural and linguistic identity.
"Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club- the community of speakers of that language." - Frank Smith
"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things." - Flora Lewis
2017 Summer Enrichment Program for English Learners
English Language Learners in grades K-12 can participate in our new summer school program. Hamden Public Schools' EL Department will offer summer learning opportunities for EL students. Acceptance letters were sent to those who qualified for the program.
Our EL Specialists Ms. Mauro and Mr. Sousa will be working with students around a theme-based curriculum intended to build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In an effort to maximize instructional time and provide a classroom climate conducive to learning, we maintain very high expectations for students to follow classroom procedures and display appropriate behavior. Summer school offers time of reflection, growth, and preparation for the upcoming year. We are looking forward to sharing these experiences with your child.
Location: Shepherd Glen School located at 1 Skiff Street Extension, Hamden, CT.
Time: The hours are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; Monday through Thursday.
July 10th through August 3rd.
Parking and Arrival: (No Bus Service) Parents can park along Skiff Street and walk students to the front entrance. Teachers will meet students and parents at the front entrance at 9:00am at drop off and again at 12:00pm for dismissal. (There will be Green Dragons Camp also at Shepherd Glen so parking will be limited.)
We will provide a light snack and children should bring a water bottle.
** 2017 Exit Ceremony for EL Students **
Congratulations to our English Learners for their achievement! They have demonstrated proficiency in English and have "graduated" from our English Language Learner program!
Welcome to our English Learner Parent Newsletter link! We will continue to offer useful information as we strive to meet the needs of your English Learners (ELs). We offer lots of great strategies and ideas for content-area instruction with ELs. We are also continuing to update our resources on supporting immigrant students and families.
CELP Standards (new)