Middle school

English Learners

The goal of the English Learner program in the Rochester Public Schools is to assist students in achieving Academic English Language proficiency in order to be successful learners in the classroom.

EL students may receive direct English instruction for up to two hours daily, depending on their level of language proficiency.  EL students may receive daily language instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students also develop academic language that is relevant to math, science, social studies and language arts. EL services may be provided through co-taught mainstream classes, small group instruction, sheltered English Learner classes, and consultation with teachers. The services provided depend on the students’ level of English language proficiency.  Instruction is aligned to the Minnesota English Language Arts standards and the WIDA English Language Development Standards.

Meet our English Learner teachers:

Brian Durgin
Phone: (507) 328-5802

Laura Lenz
Phone: (507) 328-5848

Natalie Ramirez
Phone: (507) 328-5802

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