•  English Learner (EL) Program 

    Jen Lancaster

    Welcome to Milford Public Schools’ English Learner (EL) Program Website!  My name is Jenn Noorjanian, the EL Program Director. Milford's EL program is designed to teach our culturally and linguistically diverse students academic and social skills in conjunction with English literacy in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Our district currently has over 990 K–12 English learners, roughly 21% 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 16 different languages.  The greatest represented countries of birth of our EL students are the USA, Brazil, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Egypt, and Haiti.  The greatest represented languages are Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and Haitian Creole. 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 and a Family Resource Center EL Test Administrator.

    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 webpages 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.




    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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