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 Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

 Dear Parents,
This year in ELL your student(s) will be focussing on the following categories of English language acquisition.
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

We will spend time working on each category every day and will work to improve oral fluency as well as literacy through practice with...

  • Vocabulary development
  • Grammar practice
  • Essay writing
  • and Reading assignments.


Your student will require a pencil, notebook, and folder/binder.  They must come prepared with these materials every day to receive credit for the day.






 Dear Parents,


As many of you are aware, the ACCESS assessment for ELL students is upon us.  This assessment tests students in the areas of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  The schedule for the assessment is as follows:


8th grade will take the assessment on Monday, March 11th, and Tuesday, March 12th.

7th grade will take the assessment on Wednesday, March 13th, and Friday, March 14th.

6th grade will take the assessment on Monday March 18th and Tuesday March 19th.


If you have any questions please feel free to email me at any time.


Thank you!


Tom Hirschlein


 Quizlet study sets


Search for Mrhesl.


Find your assigned study set.


 Google Classroom




Useful websites:


The link below has a ton of great resources for ELL students and parents!  Please take a look!

Egg Harbor Township Schools Every Student Succeeds links. (We use this frequently in class.  Information about how to use the site and how to sign your child up for a user name and password will be sent home shortly.)  Google translate:  This site is helpful for translating to any number of languages.  The translations are NOT PERFECT and should not be used for homework writing assignments.