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English Learners Program

The Upper Arlington Schools English Learners Program strives to provide all EL students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become independent learners and achieve academic success during their time in our schools. 

More than 30 languages are spoken in the homes of our students — including: 

Albanian

Arabic

Bulgarian

Cambodian

Cantonese / Zho / Mandarin

Creole

Dinka

French

Georgian

German

Greek

Gujarati

Hindi

Igbo

Japanese

Kirundi

Korean

Nepali

Persian / Farsi

Portugese

Romanian

Somali

Spanish

Swahili

Tagalong

Tamil

Telugu

Thai

Turkish

Urdu

Vietnamese

Through collaboration, structured support and authentic language learning, the UA EL Program prepares students to succeed in all areas of school and society while continuing to value the native language and culture of all EL students.

The EL Program:

  • Provides best-practice instructional strategies that are designed to meet the needs of each EL student.

  • Facilitates opportunities for parents of EL students to develop home-school relationships and encourages involvement in their child’s education.

  • Helps students become proficient in the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

You can view the Upper Arlington Schools EL Brochure, or expand the windows below to read the content of the brochure. If needed, a translation link is available in the top right corner of our website.

Contact Us

Michelle Banks, Ed.D.
Director of Elementary Education

Kristin Robbins, Ed.D.
Director of Secondary Education

Cynthia Redman
District EL Teacher, Elementary

Andrew Hoobler
District EL Teacher, Secondary

Laura Geil
EL Tutor
Greensview, Wickliffe and Windermere

Jean Piper
EL Tutor
Barrington and Jones

Dee Milo
EL Tutor
Upper Arlington High School

Chiu Chen
Bilingual EL Tutor, District

Suki Liu
Bilingual EL Tutor, District