•  English Learner (EL) Program 

    Jen Lancaster

    Welcome to Milford Public Schools’ English Learner (EL) Program Website!  My name is Jenn Noorjanian, the PreK-12 EL Program Director. Milford's EL program is designed to teach our culturally and linguistically diverse students English in both academic subjects and in social settings.  Language is taught across all four language domains (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) within every content-area SEI classroom, as well as explicitly in the English language development classroom. Our district currently has over 940 PreK–12 English learners, roughly 22% of the district's total student population, who add rich diversity and new perspectives to our classrooms. They are from 21 different countries and speak 20+ different languages.  The greatest represented countries of birth of our EL students are the USA, Brazil, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Egypt.  The greatest represented languages are Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic (consisting of 95% of our First Language not English student households). We are privileged to have highly qualified, licensed English as a Second Language (ESL) and endorsed Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) teachers, ESL Tutors, and Teaching Assistants (TA) to effectively instruct our EL population.  In addition, we have a district Translation and Interpretation Coordinator, a Family Resource Center EL Test Administrator, two in-district interpreters (one Portuguese and one Spanish), and Title III Bilingual Parent Liaisons.

    Please use the links on the sidebar to access information regarding different components of the EL program.  Useful documents, articles, resources, forms, etc. for families and teachers can be found. Also, on the left side of this website page, you will find links to other interesting EL resources. 

    Please keep in mind that Milford Public Schools' website allows you to “translate” any of our web pages into many different languages.  There may, of course, be limitations to using a software program for translations; if you need help understanding the posted information, please contact me by email or contact your child’s teacher for clarification.

    Sincerely,

    Jenn Noorjanian

    English Learner Program Director

    Milford Public Schools, 31 West Fountain Street, Milford, MA  01757

    508-478-1100 ext. 1119
    School Email:  jnoorjanian@milfordma.com

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