James Ward School EL Newcomer Program
Hello parents, I’m Ms. Jian and this is my 11th year teaching at James Ward School. In fact, I have been teaching ESL over 30 years. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education. My teaching experience and cultural background will definitely help me support our newcomers academically and culturally. I am very happy that I have been able to assist the new immigrant students and their families and the Ward community with my skills and language background.
In our EL/Newcomer Program, our focus is to help students develop English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing within three years so they can transition to the monolingual classroom. It’s not an easy job to achieve our goal, however, with your support and cooperation with our students, I am sure, together, and we can make it！