English as a New Language

The English Learner (EL) program at MSD Lawrence Township Schools serves students whose first language is other than English. There are over 45 different languages represented among our K-12 student body.

Goals of ENL

The MSD Lawrence Township Schools EL program is committed to educational advancement of its EL students both academically and socially in English, while honoring their rich heritage of language and culture.
  1. To teach English for specific academic purposes so language can be applied to academic contexts to maximize student achievement.
  2. To provide opportunities for students to grow socially through their home school and community.
  3. To enable students to construct meaning through appropriate instructional strategies.
  4. To provide administrators, teachers and staff with innovative professional development to maximize student achievement.
The MSD of Lawrence Township supports the EL students’ instructional and family communication needs.  All staff are trained specialist to help students acquire English while they learn other subjects such as reading, science, and math.

Contact Information

For more information: Contact Erika Tran, Assistant Director of English as a New Language, 423-8319.