ELL Coordinator   

    Mrs. Kelly Owens

    ELL Department Chair

    P: 1 (630) 570 8232 

    Welcome to ELL (English Language Learners). The ELL Department is located at Hinsdale Central High School. We always open our doors to students from Hinsdale South who qualify to receive ELL services. The ELL program is determined to make the transition to Central a positive and engaging experience for students. We seek to grow through learning as a community. Best practices indicates that ELL students learn English through listening, speaking, reading and writing English on a consistent basis. We hope to challenge students to become proficient in English through high standards and research-based teaching strategies.


    2020-2021 ELL COURSE LIST

    ESL 1

    ESL 2

    ESL 3

    ELL Resource

    American Politics ELL

    World Cultures ELL

    Consumer Economics ELL

    Co-Taught Earth Science

    Co-Taught English 2


  • ELL Department Mission Statement

    The ELL Department strives to create lifelong English speakers who expand on their cultural backgrounds to grow as a community of learners. We hope to create a culture of caring, compassion, literacy, tolerance and embracing of diversity for all students.



    ELL Parent Night Info Virtual Meeting





    Ms. Jacqueline Bessette

     ESL Teacher 


    Ms. Amy Profetto 

    ESL Teacher


    ELL Instructional Aides

    Ms. Jacqueline Bessette

    Ms. Samantha Cortez

    Ms. Nijole Nichols


    Staff Directory

    Last Name First Name Email Phone Department Building
    BESSETTE JACQUELINE jbessett@hinsdale86.org 6305708332 Ell Central
    CHOKSHI ARPAN achokshi@hinsdale86.org 6305708539 Ell Central
    CORTEZ SAMANTHA scortez@hinsdale86.org 6305708291 Ell Central
    NICHOLS NIJOLE nnichols@hinsdale86.org 6309817969 Ell Central
    OWENS KELLY KOWENS@HINSDALE86.ORG 6305708232 Ell Central
    PROFETTO AMY aprofett@hinsdale86.org 6305708590 Ell Central