Harding's EL Program and Services

  • The Harding EL program serves students from beginning to advanced English learners.  We currently have 15 EL teachrs and 3 bilingual EAs on our staff.  

    Our Language Academy classes serve students who are just beginning their English language development.  These classes focus on building reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across the content areas.   We offer language academy courses for level 1, 1.5 and 2.

    Our EL teachers also co-teach across many subject areas like ELA, social studies, science, health, math, and art.  This allows EL students to participate in content classes with additional support provided by having two teachers in the room.  The EL teachers collaborate with the content teachers in modifying and adapting the curriculum, the instruction and the assessments.  We will start this year in distance learning and continue to provide support during whole group and office hours. 

    Our bilingual staff support students in navigating Harding High School as well as instruction in virtual and in-person classrooms.  Our bilingual staff will participate in some of our Language Academy content classes.  They will also hold office hours in the afternoons and are available to assist students and families.


    If you have any questions about EL services at Harding, please feel free to reach out to our department chairs:


    If you need Spanish language support:


    If you need Karen langauge support:


    If you need Somali support: