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My name is Julia Porte and I am the English as a Second Language teacher at Hamilton Elementary. This is my eighth year teaching ESL and my fourth year at Hamilton. I enjoy working with our English language learners, because I want to teach them how to not only communicate with their classmates and teachers at school, but to be successful outside of the classroom as well. I know how important it is to create a genuine rapport with my students and I truly appreciate learning about their cultural backgrounds.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) Program for ELLs (English Language Learners) is a language development and reinforcement program. The program's goal is to develop and/or improve ELL students' comprehension in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The ESL specialists work toward preparing the ELL student to function successfully with content area subjects in a general classroom environment. If you have any questions please contact Julia Porte,