English Language Learners (English as a Second Language)

"(Language) acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language–natural communication–in which speakers are concerned, not with the form of their utterances, but with the messages they are conveying and understanding."

Dr. Stephen Krashen,
Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California
Department of Education, Learning and Instruction


The Mission of the ESL program in Howell Township is to provide English instruction and support for English language learners. Our ESL program, located in Ardena Elementary School and Howell Middle School North, provides a supportive school environment that reinforces and encourages students’ pride in culture, home, and community, in order to encourage student success. Our Teachers of English as a Second Language provide students with systematic instruction, in a content-rich, high standards curriculum. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards, and the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Goals.


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