English Learner Program

Who are English Learners?

English Learners (ELs) speak and/or understand another language besides English in their homes. ELs are supported and instructed on social and academic language needs.

English Learners in Farmington schools speak many different languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Portuguese, Polish, and Telugu. English Learners make up approximately 4% of the student population in Farmington Schools.

The ELL Program goals are as follows:

  • Use English to effectively communicate in social settings

  • Develop the language skills necessary for students to achieve academic success in English language arts, math, science, and social studies

  • To support students' social and emotional needs as they learn and develop new language skills

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." - Frank Smith