33 N. Fillmore Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Fax: 703-875-2868
Sunday, May 29, 2016



ESOL/HILT at Long Branch Elementary


To honor and build upon the diverse cultural and language backgrounds of English language learners and to ensure that they achieve their fullest linguistic, academic, cognitive and social potential.


Lee Ayoub

Co-Lead Teacher

Martha Paz-Espinosa

Co-Lead Teacher


Meryluz Molina

Parent Liaison

Tel: 703-228-8062
coming soon  
Ghadir Al-Khatib
coming soon
 Chantel McClure-Taylor



The ESOL/HILT program at Long Branch is for students who are learning English. We use the grade level curriculum to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students practice using the academic vocabulary needed to understand the curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help my ESOL/HILT student?

  • Read with your child in English and/or in your home language. 

  • Talk with your child. Speak in whatever language you feel most comfortable. The more language your child hears and speaks (in any language) the easier it will be to learn English.

How can I help my child with his/her schoolwork?   

  • Check your child's reading log and/or assignment notebook.
  • Have them show you what they are working on. Ask questions about what they are doing in school.
  • Check your child's Thursday folder.

  • See your teacher about homework clubs.

Remember, the staff at Long Branch is here to help your child succeed. Contact your teachers whenever you have a concern.

There is a special monthly program for primary ESOL/HILT families called Reach for Reading.
Please check back for upcoming events:
 Reach for Reading  
September 16, 2015
October 21, 2015
November 18, 2015
December 16, 2015
January 13, 2016
February 17, 2016
March 16, 2016
April 13, 2016
May 4, 2016
June 8, 2016
Your child will bring home a reminder two or three days before the event.
Last Modified on February 11, 2016