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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 [email protected] or Mrs. Monica Triozzi at [email protected]

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 Elementary School Events 

Sept. 4th, 2019, 6:30-7:30pm - ELL/New International Families Curriculum Night 

Oct. 4th, 2019, 6:30-8pm - Potluck Dinner

Jan. 15th, 2020, 6:30-8pm - Potluck Dinner

Feb. 6th, 2020, 6:30-8pm - Around the World Event

April 16th, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm - Ice Cream Social

District-Wide International Families Events

Aug. 18th, 2019 - Welcome Meet-and-Greet (at Boulevard playground)

Sept. 24th, 2019, 6:30-8pm - Library Night (at Shaker Main Library) K-8th Grade Families and Students 

Nov. 15th, 2019, 6:30-8pm - Potluck Dinner (at the Shaker Middle School)

Feb. 21st, 2020 - International Families Activity Night (at the Shaker Middle School

Mar. 18th, 2020, 6:00-8:30pm - Movie Night (at the High School)

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

A free ESL Program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English 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 [email protected] or call the library at 216-991-2030 for more details.