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Multilingual Learners

Leonia Public Schools

English as a Second Language Program

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) by creating excellence in academics through equity, and rigor. Our program is structured through research-based strategies, best practices, and a laser-light focus on instruction that meets the needs of all learners. We pride ourselves in enhancing instruction that improves language acquisition in the four language domains: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We also take pride in celebrating the diverse cultures attending Leonia Public Schools, strengthening our local community through parental involvement and outreach.

District Title III Policies:

Bilingual and ESL Education Policy

Staff who service students in ESL classes:

Supervisor of ESL - Laurence Gander

ACS - Joon You & Livia Lumaj

LMS - Jenny Kim

LHS  - Danqing Chen & Keri Rosenkampff

ACCESS Testing Information:

ACCESS Testing Information 

Parent Advisory Committee:

January 9th, 2023 @ 7pm (virtual mtg)

March  8th, 2023 @ 7pm (virtual mtg)

May 3rd, 2023 @ 7pm (virtual mtg)

Contact [email protected] to receive the link.


NJDOE Resources:

NJDOE Podcast

NJDOE Bilingual Family Portal

Helpful Links to Support your Child at Home:

Colorin Colorado 

Free Reading and Literacy Resources

What does it mean to be an ELL?

ACCESS English

ACCESS Spanish

ELL Spotlight
Parent Night for ELL students at ACS, LMS, and LHS
Dates: December 14th, 2022 - February 7th, 2023 -  April 4th, 2023
Please RSVP: [email protected]
Access the slideshow from our 2/7/23 meeting here
Leonia's Community Resources
for ELLs and their parents
Leonia Public Library ESL classes - Click here for more information
The Asian Ministry Committee of the Presbyterian Church in Leonia ESL classes - Click here