English Learner


Welcome to the Newton-Conover
English Learner (EL) Department Homepage!!

Director: Tammy Brown
The Newton-Conover City Schools English Learner (EL) program provides English language instruction to students with limited English proficiency. Teachers with EL certification provide daily instruction in a small group setting in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and support the regular classroom teachers' efforts to modify their instruction in order to best meet the needs of these students. Every effort is made to communicate with parents in their native language through the help of contracted interpreters. The program serves limited English proficient students in grades K-12 at all schools.

EL Department Goals

  • Close the Achievement Gaps between EL and non EL students

  • Increase communication between the EL department and content teachers

  • Provide appropriate, equitable services to all EL students and families

  • Increase EL family involvement and communication

  • Train all teachers on the SIOP model

Helpful Links:

US Education Department's Definition of English Learners