English Learning Department Mission

Our mission is to advance the achievement of linguistically diverse learners.


Program Description

The English Learner Education Program in the Hudson Public Schools is designed to meet the diverse needs of English learners (ELs) in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The goal of the program is to provide students with meaningful access to grade-level curriculum while developing students’ language and literacy skills for long-term success. ELs participate fully in content area classrooms through sheltered instruction based on Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the WIDA English Language Development Standards. ELs are also provided with additional language instruction taught by English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and specially designed to develop students’ social and academic language based on WIDA ELD Standards.  To enhance learning beyond the school day, students are encouraged to participate in the EL afterschool programs offered at each of our five schools.  Finally, while learning English, students are encouraged to maintain and develop their first language and literacy through heritage language classes and extracurricular programming both at school and in the community.


 Elementary
K-4

The English Learner Education (ELE) Program at Mulready, Forest Avenue, and Farley Elementary Schools is designed to meet the diverse needs of young English learners (ELs). The goal of the program is to develop students’ language and literacy skills for success in school.  All ELs receive English Language Development services based on formal assessments of English proficiency.
   Middle School
5-7

The English Learner Education (ELE) Program at Quinn Middle School is designed to meet the diverse needs of middle school English learners (ELs). The goal of the program is to develop students’ language and literacy skills for success in middle and high school as well as preparedness for college and career. The program’s English Language Development (ELD) classes provide instruction in English language and literacy and support students in developing the academic skills needed for long-term success.  Course placement is determined based on formal assessments of English proficiency in conjunction with academic transcripts, prior schooling, native language literacy, parental input, and student goals.


  Secondary
8-12

The English Learner Education (ELE) Program at Hudson High School is designed to meet the diverse needs of adolescent English learners (ELs). The goal of the program is to develop students’ language and literacy skills for success in high school and preparedness for college and career. The program has two main components - English Language Development (ELD) classes that provide instruction in English language and literacy and Academic Seminar (AS) classes that support students in developing the academic skills needed for success in high school classes as well as college and career. Course placement is determined based on formal assessments of English proficiency in conjunction with academic transcripts, prior schooling, native language literacy, parental input, and student goals.








Erin Goldstein

Erin Goldstein
Director of English Learner Education

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