Multilingual Learners

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The Multilingual Learner department at Norwich Public Schools, is committed to offering the highest quality services for our diverse community of learners. We feel strongly about equity and inclusion and making sure that all students have access to high quality education aligned with the district’s educational framework.


When equity barriers are removed, and teaching practices are inclusive and accessible to all students, every student will achieve social/emotional, linguistic and academic growth and success.


The Multilingual Learner Department aims to create culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms where EL students are supported to participate actively with grade level peers, and achieve their academic goals, becoming active contributors to their society as global-minded citizens.

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"The district supports over 25 different languages within our student population."

Norwich Public Schools has a diverse student population and currently services students from many countries around the world. The district supports over 25 different languages within our student population, including Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verde Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese, Chuukese, Albanian, Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Bulgarian, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Fillipino, Polish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Tibetan, Urdu, Vietnamese, and English. Because Norwich is committed to offering the highest quality educational services to all students, the Bilingual/ESL Department provides services in response to the linguistic and educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). The District's programs for ELLs are research-based and are designed to address both English proficiency and academic success.

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Do you know someone in need of free English Classes that has a child attending Norwich Public Schools? Norwich Public Schools is offering free English Classes at several different schools within the community, several times a week. We encourage everyone to share this with people they know within the community so that we can spread the word. Children ages 2-8 are welcome at the classes as well. There will be games, snacks and more. Please contact Katrina at Norwich Public Schools for more information. 860-823-4299 x2304

For translated versions of this flyer, please visit our website, click our "Resources", then "Files and Forms", there you will see a section titled "Families Learning English Program"-

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Our definition of student success combines academic access resulting in achievement, growth towards proficient language acquisition, engagement in their learning, and contribution as an active member of a diverse community. We believe that academic success is built on strong collaboration, perseverance, responsibility, compassion and social-emotional health and that global-minded students are shaped through engaging and culturally responsive academic experiences.Multilingual Learners DepARtment

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Virtual Learning Opportunities

Our district offers a variety of learning opportunities through online platforms such as:

  • Rosetta Stone
  • Cengage
  • iReady
  • Zearn (Math)
  • Eureka (Math)

Parent Resources for At Home Learning 🖥

Key NPS Locations & Contact Info 📞

CT State Resources

Multilingual Learners Office

Elizabeth Padilla

Instructional Specialist - Multi Lingual Learners

Natalie Rashleigh

Specialist - Academics

Luz Rivera Rodriguez

Administrator - Director of Multi Lingual Learners

Kristen Talley

Instructional Specialist - Multi Lingual Learners

District Updates

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