English 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 English language learners.

"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 

EL Announcements

In May, we held our final Building Communities - Family Night on Zoom. Our students had a great time sharing their Jamboards and playing Kahoot! We hope everyone has an amazing summer. We can't wait for next year's Building Communities events!

Building Communities

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

Cultural Corner Page