Multilingual Learners

Hamden is proud of our community's diversity - and that includes our students who are not native English language speakers. We have over 40 different languages spoken by our students!  Hamden offers a number of services and activities to meet the needs of our Multilingual Learners (ML).

"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 

ML Announcements


April 2024


The Parent Bill of Rights for English Learners/Multilingual Learners will ensure families understand that they are entitled to enroll their child in public education, regardless of immigration status, and receive translation services and important documents in their native language. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PARENT BiLL OF RIGHTS.



Check out our new page, the Cultural Corner, to celebrate the cultural diversity at Hamden Public Schools!

Cultural Corner Page