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Heritage ELL
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Proud of our language
Proud of our culture
Proud of our race
Proud to be who we are
Proud to be part of the Heritage Pride!
-Alma Flor Ada

Welcome to the English Language Learners (ELL) Department!

Bienvenido al Departamento Inglés como una Segunda Lengua (ELL)


ELL is a program of studies for students whose first language is not standard American English, and whose English language proficiency is at a level where they may temporarily need extra support for success in the mainstream classroom.  Students take English classes, as well as math, science, social studies and reading.  Heritage ELL teachers are dedicated to creating a warm and nurturing environment for our students, as well as resources and encouragement for students, parents, and content teachers.  

ELL Classes
  • Beginning English as a World Language (EWL 1)       
  • Intermediate English as a World Language (EWL 2) 
  • Advanced English for Language Learners                    
  • ELL Literacy 1 & 2                                                              
  • Newcomer ELL Math Concepts                                     
  • Newcomer ELL Science Concepts                                   
  • Newcomer ELL Social Studies 
ELL Teachers
Theresa Barthel-Department Chair
Maria Ayoub
Kalpana Ronlov
Svetlana Spencer