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ENL/ Foreign Language

Welcome to the English as a NePAM EL AMRIw Language and Foreign Language Department.  We are here to support your student’s language growth and development.  We offer Spanish as a foreign language and Mandarin as part of our transitional bilingual program.  We also support our English Language Learners thrive through ESL classes and support in their content classes. We offer a robust Title III International Saturday Academy for extra academic support.  We host a number of  clubs, after school activities and cultural events as a way to support the whole student and recognize the home cultures of our student population. 

Our teachers are here to support our students and their families through our advisory program.  If your family has questions or concerns, please reach out via the Talking Points Messaging system which allows you to text us in your preferred language. John Dewey High School also hosts English classes for adults who are looking to improve their English communication skills. We are here to empower our multilingual students to take pride in their language developments through attainment of the Seal of Biliteracy.  We look forward to meeting you at one of our parent orientations or workshops.

Pamela El Amri, Assistant Principal


Core Classes

Spanish, as a foreign language leading to the LOTE exam 

Advanced Placement Spanish

Mandarin Language Arts, for native speakers as part of our transitional bilingual program 

Advanced Placement Chinese (Mandarin)

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