English Learners

South Windsor Public Schools English Learner Program

Karen Stoj
K-12 Curriculum Specialist -
World Languages and English Learners

Phone: (860) 291-1255
Email: kstoj@swindsor.k12.ct.us
Michelle Rondinone
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (860) 291-1255
Email:  mrondinone@swindsor.k12.ct.us

Who is an English Learner? An English Learner (EL) is a student whose native language is not English and who needs support learning English. To be identified as an EL, a home language survey must be given when a child is registered for school (or shortly thereafter). The survey is usually three to five questions. If the home language survey shows a child is eligible, he or she will be tested to see how well he or she uses English. 

The Connecticut State Department of Education has created the following reference guides to help you learn more about the English Learner Identification Process:

Link English
Link Arabic
Link Chinese
Link Portuguese
Link Spanish

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

 Link  Web Resources for Parents and Families
 Link  Information about the PEP program available here

Links and Resources for Parents

 Link CSDE Standards - CT CELP
 Link Colorin' Colorado
 Link Edge Textbook
 Link Reach Textbook
 Link Keys to Learning 
 Link  English
 Link  Arabic
 Link  Chinese
 Link  Portuguese
 Link  Spanish

Links and Resources for Staff

 Link CSDE Standards - CT CELP
 Link Colorin' Colorado
 Link LAS Links