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English Learner Department (ELD)

ELD Director

ELD Director
Nabil Nagi, Ed.S

Welcome to Our Program!

Welcome to Hamtramck Public Schools English Learner (EL) Program. In HPS we are honored to serve a diverse student population from many different countries around the world.  Hamtramck Public Schools ensure educational equity and access for English learners (ELs) through high-quality language instruction. Sixteen languages are spoken  by our 2,260+ English learners. Roughly 85% of the total student population live in homes where English is not the first spoken language.

Majority languages represented in HPS: 
Arabic 
English 
Bengali 
Bosnian 

Other languages represented in HPS:
Urdu
Polish
Ukrainian
Albanian
Uzbek
Spanish
Hindi
Somali
Macedonian 
Slovenian  
Amharic 
Armenian 
Russian 

In accordance with the requirements of the Federal government and the state of Michigan, Hamtramck Public Schools provide an English learner program which is designed to meet the needs of students whose native language is other than English. The purpose of the program is to accelerate English language literacy so that second language learners will be successful in all academic endeavors, while at the same time valuing the social and cultural knowledge English learners bring to school.