English Language Learners Overview

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Program Philosophy  

 
 Naperville School District values students’ diverse backgrounds and their unique contributions to the learning community. In order to empower learners who are meeting the challenges of a new language and culture, District 203 will support English Language Learners as they develop social, cultural, and academic competence by creating a learning environment that:
  • Expects students to meet high academic standards
  • Facilitates effective communication in English through reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Encourages risk taking and inquiry
In this way, Naperville School District  will provide ELL students with an optimal learning environment in every academic setting
 

Program Information

 
English Language Learning (ELL) support services are offered at the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, all 14 District 203 elementary schools, Jefferson Junior High School and Naperville North High School. In addition to consulting with classroom teachers regarding their work with English Language Learners, ELL teachers provide support to students both within and outside of the classroom. All English Language Learners participate in an annual assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, to measure their growth in English language proficiency. If you have questions about the ELL program in District 203, please contact the Office of Language Acquisition at 630-848-3957. 

Contact Information

 
Dr. Marion Friebus-Flaman
Director of Language Acquisition
mfriebusflaman@naperville203.org
630-983-2501
 
Betsy Koepnick
EC-8 ELL Coordinator
bkoepnick@naperville203.org
630-579-7286

Suzanna Schweer
High School ELL Coordinator
sschweer@naperville203.org
630-369-2138 
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