• English Language Learner's Department LPAC Volunteer Parents

    Advocating for all students and connecting with families of emergent bilingual students.


    The English Language Learner's (ELL) Department provides differentiated support to EB students.


    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    ESOL-English 1 and ESOL-English 2; are classes uniquely designed to assist newcomers with limited English language proficiency. In addition to the ESOL classes, recently arrived newcomers will receive additional language support through the following English as a Second Language (ESL) classes: ESL-Reading 1 and 2; Language Development and Acquisition, and Practical Writing.


     Sheltered Instruction (SI)

    Sheltered instruction (SI) is offered to EB students in all core subjects. SI teachers have received training on effective methods and strategies that promote English proficiency. SI Teachers place a great deal of emphasis on academic vocabulary as they use the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to provide the experiences that EB students need to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency. 

     Click on this link to go to Mrs. Niznik's Home Page.

     The ELL Department

    • ESL/ELL Liaison and ELL Teacher, Ms. Flora Niznik, fniznik@alvinisd.net 

    • ESL/ELL Paraprofessional, Ms. Sharon Urrutia, surrutia@alvinisd.net 
    • Secondary ESL/ELL Instructional Coach, Ms. Lauren Skeen, lskeen@alvinisd.net

    • ESL/ELL Teacher, Ms. Alexis Anderson, aanderson@alvinisd.net