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.


    2018-2019 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.




    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 630-570-8332 Ell Central
    Cortez Samantha Scortez@hinsdale86.org 630-570-8291 Ell Central
    Nichols Nijole Nnichols@hinsdale86.org 630-981-7969 Ell Central
    Owens Kelly Kowens@hinsdale86.org 630-570-8232 Ell Central
    Profetto Amy Aprofett@hinsdale86.org 630-570-8590 Ell Central