EL Overview

EL Overview: What is EL in Manchester?

The English Learner (EL) Program is an instructional program for multilingual students from various backgrounds. It develops English communication and cognitive academic language skills so that the students can achieve academic success in the school community.

The Manchester School District currently provides EL services at all schools. Services vary by grade and English proficiency level. Students may have direct instruction in an English language class, and/or co-taught mainstream academic classes. The goal of the program is to create successful multilingual learners. Methods of instruction in the EL Program are research-based and are taught by Highly Qualified, certified EL teachers.