The mission of the ESOL Program is to ensure that all English Language Learners in New Hampshire are given an equitable, appropriate, and academically challenging education.
More than 4900 English Language Learners (ELLs) attend New Hampshire schools. ELL students speak 136 languages; the most commonly spoken are: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Bosnian, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Maay, and Nepali. While the majority of ELLs have come to this state as immigrants with their families or as adoptees joining a new family, many were born in the US. Among the immigrants are numerous refugees who have been resettled in New Hampshire communities.
The New Hampshire Department of Education ESOL office assists schools in providing the best possible education for these children.
|Assessment of English Language Proficiency||New Hampshire English Language Proficiency Standards|
|ESOL State Guidance||Resources|
|Program Documentation Forms||Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students|
|Andrea Somoza-Norton, Ed.D.
Title III State Director
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