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English as a New Language

English as a New Language


The MSD of Lawrence Township’s English Learner (EL) Program is an advocate for all multilingual learners. We are committed to fostering the acquisition of English language skills necessary for the full transition and participation into the academic and social school community. We are dedicated to upholding their languages and cultures as assets to our classrooms and schools. 

Goals of ENL

The MSD Lawrence Township Schools EL program is committed to educational advancement of its EL students both academically and socially in English, while honoring their rich heritage of language and culture.

  1. To teach English for specific academic purposes so language can be applied to academic contexts to maximize student achievement.
  2. To provide opportunities for students to grow socially through their home school and community.
  3. To enable students to construct meaning through appropriate instructional strategies.
  4. To provide administrators, teachers and staff with innovative professional development to maximize student achievement.

WIDA English Language Development Standards

The district's EL program uses the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards. The WIDA Standards Framework frame the integration of content and language and how language is used in the learning process. This is the foundation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for EL students. More information regarding WIDA can be accessed by clicking here. 

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Georgina Mayorga-Schneider
Assistant Director of Language Programs
(317) 423-8319
(Contact Georgina Mayorga-Schneider)