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Fridley Public Schools

English Language Learners

Fridley Public Schools is committed to providing specialized instruction to students who are English Language Learners (ELL). The goal of the ELL program is to allow students to:

  • Demonstrate measurable, continuous progress in the development of skills in a variety of academic and nonacademic settings.
  • Develop the ability to listen, read, write, speak and process English in a mainstream classroom setting utilizing language from all academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate positive social and behavioral skills necessary for culturally appropriate behavior.
  • Demonstrate the ability to become productive citizens in American culture.

In addition, all ELL teachers:

  • Understand that English Language Learners (ELL) bring knowledge and life experiences with rich diversity from their own cultures.
  • Provide a quality education through modification of curriculum based on EL students' needs.
  • Promote students’ growth in academic English, enhance cognitive growth, facilitate academic achievement, and encourage cultural and social adjustments.
  • Commit to protecting and respecting the rights of students and their families.


Ariel Chang
EL Coordinator