Parents: If you have any questions about the ELL program or your child's progress,

please e-mail me at Mrs. Quinton-Barry


I. Using your home language

It is very important that your child(ren) use and retain their first language. Many of the literacy skills in their home language can be 'transferred' to English. Plus, being proficient in two or more languages is a skill that could be very useful in college and work. For tips on helping your child develop literacy skills, read the following:



II. Web Resources

There are many resources on-line that can help you (and your children) learn English. Here are some of the best ones:

This website has current news stories, which you can read and listen to. It's excellent.

You can listen to interesting news stories on a variety of topics. You can learn new vocabulary, practice grammar, and find out what's going on in the world.

There are "easy', "medium" and "difficult" listening exercises, with both comprehension quizzes and vocabulary quizzes included. Excellent practice.

  • Many Things has all kinds of games, puzzles, exercises and quizzes to help you learn grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.


III. The ACCESS Test
Every year, your child is tested for English proficiency (the ACCESS test). If your child was in the Lebanon school district last year, you received a copy of the test results last May, which showed your child's proficiency level in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The "Can Do" indicators give examples of what an ELL can do in English at each proficiency level.