ESOL/HILT at Long Branch Elementary
The ESOL/HILT program at Long Branch is for students who are learning English. We focus on building reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students enrolled in ESOL/HILT study the same course of study as students in the mainstream classrooms, but are taught in smaller groups. Instruction focuses on academic vocabulary that students must learn in order to understand the curriculum.
Frequently Asked Questions
How I help my ESOL/HILT student?
There are lots of things you can do! Reading with your child is extremely valuable and helpful. Reading books in English and/or in your first language will help your child. Talking to your child is very important! Have a conversation every day. Speak in whatever language you feel most comfortable. The more your child speaks (in any language) the easier it will be to learn English.
How can I help my child with their homework?
It is extremely helpful for your child to have a place that he or she can do her homework. If there is a place with necessary materials where your child can always go to do their work, they will be more likely to turn in assignments.
It also helps if you take an interest in their work. Have them show you what they are working on, check it over with them and ask questions about what they are doing in school. If you are interested in schoolwork, your child will be, too.
There are also programs at Long Branch that can help your child complete their work. Ask your child's teachers at conferences if you'd like more information about homework clubs.
How can I make sure my student in doing the work that he or she is assigned?
Every student in 3-5thgrade has an assignment notebook. It lists their daily assignment, as well as big projects. You can check their assignment notebooks to see what is due.
Remember, the staff at Long Branch is here to help your child succeed. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's education, please feel free to contact us, either by email, phone or a quick note