English Language Learners

 
Welcome to the Fall River Public Schools! The Fall River Public School System has a diverse student population. Our students are from a variety of countries, including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Egypt, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Portugal, Russia, and several Spanish-speaking countries. Fall River Public Schools are committed to increase proficiency for our linguistically diverse English language learners through rigorous instruction that integrates linguistic, cognitive and academic skills while valuing out students’ rich and cultural backgrounds.  
 
Vision
 
The vision of the English Language Learners department at Fall River Public Schools is to foster a culturally diverse community of lifelong learners who are linguistically, academically, and socially empowered to become successful contributors in our society.
 
Mission
 
The mission of the English Language Learners department at Fall River Public Schools is to increase proficiency for our linguistically diverse English language learners through rigorous instruction that integrates linguistic, cognitive and academic skills in order to achieve student success while valuing our students’ rich cultural backgrounds.

Core Values

  • We believe that all English Language Learners (ELL’s) are capable of learning to high standards when provided adequate learning environments, appropriate materials, and qualified teaching;
  • We believe that our students arrive with pre-existing knowledge and for this reason, our ESL program must embrace, respect and build upon students’ cultural and linguistic differences;
  • We believe in fostering learning for all ELLS that is engaging, rigorous and culturally diverse;
  • We believe in a strong community that has a vested interest in every student and that every student is part of the community.
 
Benefits of knowing another language
 
 
 
 
 
Administrative Staff
 
Director of English Language Learners
417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8420 
 
Eva dos Santos, Ph.D
ESL Assessment Specialist
417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8420