English Language Learners

  • Welcome to the ELL page at Groveland Elementary

    Do you know that St. Paul Public Schools have students with 126 different languages and dialects? About 40% of the students in St. Paul Public Schools are English language learners. We do not longer use the term English as a Second Language (ESL) because for some students English is the third or fourth language to add to their repetoire.

    Groveland Park has approximately 72 English language learners (ELL)  in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The students boast a rich variety of home languages and cultures. We have families with home languages that are: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Somali, Spanish, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swedish and Oromo. 

    We believe that everyone of our students enrich our learning community with unique perspectives and opportunities that could not normally be obtained.