Our International Community

The English Language Learners (ELL) Department at Boulevard School provides English language instruction to students whose mother-tongue language is not English. The program includes students from all over the world including the United States. 

The English Language Learners program provides a nurturing and non-threatening environment for all language learners to develop and practice their language skills in a small group. Beginning with a formal assessment, the ELL program addresses each student's individual needs while simultaneously supporting the content learning which takes place in all of their classes.
ELL students are taught using a variety of research-based methods and strategies. English lanuage instruction focuses on the four domains of lanuage including speaking, reading, writing and listening. English language instruction provides students with the vital communication skills needed to be academically successful in the classroom. It also provides them with the essential language skills needed to allow them to socially integrate in the school community.

Our ELL teachers would be happy to talk with you about the program. You may call their classroom at 216-295-4951, or email Mrs. Jill Lasheen at lasheen_j@shaker.org or Mrs. Monica Triozzi at triozzi_m@shaker.org.

Our International Community represents the following countries: 
We currently have families from 30+ countries including the United States represented at Boulevard Elementary School. We celebrate our diverse community and invite you to join us at our international families events.
Upcoming Events
Boulevard Events
International Families Potluck Dinner, Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:30-8PM
Library Night, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 PM (at Shaker Main Library)
International Families Potluck Dinner and Game Night, January 26th, 2018, 6:30-8PM
Around the World Event, February 8th, 2018, 6:30-8PM
Library Night II, Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, 6:30PM (at Shaker Main Library)
International Families Ice Cream Party, May 3rd 2018, 6:30-7:30PM
District-Wide International Families Events
Meet and Greet, Sunday August 20th, 2-4PM, 2017, (Boulevard playground)
District-Wide Potluck Dinner, November 17th, 2016, 6:30-8:00PM,
Middle School Cafeteria Family Fun Night, February 23rd, 6:30-8PM (location TBD)
Movie Night, March 28rd, 2017, 6:30-8PM, High School Upper Cafeteria
Adult English Language Classes
  • Plymouth Church, 2860 Coventry Road at Drexmore Road, Shaker Heights
This class takes place in room 102. Adult English Language Classes meet weekly on Tuesdays from 10-11:30AM beginning September 5th, 2017. No children, please. You do not have to attend each week. The classes are very informal and are taught by Carole Lee. Registration is not required - just come and have fun. There is no fee. Your friends and relatives are welcome to attend the classes, too. Please call Ellen Potter at 216-952-7137 with questions.
  • Shaker Heights Public Main Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH, 44120
Beginning August 29th, 2017, this a free ESL Program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English. The class meets from 7:00-8:30PM every Tuesday in a meeting room on the 2nd floor. The class is taught by Carolyn Steiner and other volunteer tutors. Please email Carolyn at csteineresl@gmail.com or call the library at 216-991-2030 for more details.

Learning Links for ELLs (English Language Learners)

Early Literacy (ABC's, phonics, reading)
Kiz Club
Reading books and MUCH more!
Learning Chocolate
Learn new vocabulary words
Storyline Online
Story books read to you
Freddie's Ville
Games, English lessons and more!
ESL Games World
Videos, games, tests, worksheets and MORE!
The Dual Language Showcase
Books in many languages
International Children's Digital Library
Read books in a variety of languages from a variety of countries
Build English language vocabulary skills
PBS Kids
Literacy games
A simplified, visual dictionary
Picture Dictionary
Pictures for common vocabulary words
Math Dictionary
A kid's dictionary of Math terms
Comic Creator
Create your very own comic strip
Learn multilingual phrases and MORE!
Online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages
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