English Language Learners

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Welcome to the West Haven Public Schools English Learner’s Program web page

West Haven's vision for the English Learner (EL) is to ensure that students and families become a part of the school community and have the opportunity to share the culture and diversity. We strive to provide academic, cultural, and social support to all our EL students and families.

West Haven provides services to all nine schools utilizing 14 full-time certified teachers, one bilingual coach, 16 bilingual tutors, with the assistance of 2 full-time EL paraprofessionals. We also run a very successful ESL program as part of our Adult Education program for adults who speak English as their second language.

West Haven is proud that we have students from all over the globe, and we work hard to meet their needs. 

We have families from 45 countries with 46 languages spoken. Some of the countries are: Afghanistan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, The Congo, The Dominican Republic, The Philippines, The United Arab Emirates, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.  

West Haven's top three languages are - Spanish, Arabic, and Turkish. Other examples of spoken languages are: Ashanti, Bengali, Cantonese, Creole-Haitian, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Malay, Mandarin, Navajo, Pashto, Patois, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Pushto, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdu, Wolof, 

If you have questions about your son or daughter's eligibility or participation in the EL program, please contact my office at 203-937-4300 or email  at raffaelafronc@whschools.org. Your son or daughter's progress is important to us!

Sincerely,

Raffaela Fronc
EL/Bilingual Education/World Language Coordinator
Science/STEM Coordinator