English Learning

All students whose registration information indicates that a language other than English is spoken at home are screened to determine their English language proficiency. A student who is identified as an English Learner is provided with an English Learner Education (ELE) program.

Our ELE program aims to help students learn English as quickly as possible, develop appropriate academic and social skills, and progress in all content areas.

English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers provide focused language and literacy instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing, connected to grade level standards and expectations for content learning. Teachers work with a variety of English proficiency levels, cultural backgrounds and learning styles.

English Learners also receive support for content learning from classroom teachers who are trained to provide additional strategies and supports for English Learners at all levels of proficiency. Burlington Public Schools currently offers ELE program instruction at all schools, from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

Looking to improve your English language skills?
We offer a full year of FREE adult ESL classes!

WHO: The Burlington Community- priority is given to family members of students in the Burlington Public Schools
WHAT: FREE Adult ESL Classes- beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
WHEN: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer sessions- classes meet twice a week
WHERE: In person and Online
HOW: Emails with registration information are sent to the school community before each session. If you do not have a student in the Burlington schools, please email Kerri Lamprey: [email protected]


English Learner Director
Kerri Lamprey [email protected]
781 - 505 - 1170

English Learner Assessment Coordinator
Maely Castro, [email protected]


Burlington High School
Katey Sullivan, [email protected]
Tim Murphy, [email protected]
Gina Bage, [email protected]

Marshall Simonds Middle School
Lara Alvares, [email protected]
Shamaika Marcellus, [email protected]

Fox Hill Elementary School
Deborah Wall, [email protected]g
Karen Kim, [email protected]

Francis Wyman Elementary School
Katharine Wells, [email protected]
Ileana Bassermann, [email protected]
Bonnie Tomassian, [email protected]

Memorial Elementary School
Elizabeth Guttenplan, [email protected]
Sahr Moussa, [email protected]

Pine Glen Elementary School
Khrystyna Leslie, [email protected]
Anna Kennedy, [email protected] 

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