Lisa Zagarella

Director of English Language Learners
417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8420 extension 53713

“The benefits of being bilingual go beyond the ability to communicate in another language. Bilingualism gives kids a broader perspective of the world.” - Unknown

Welcome to the Fall River Public Schools! The Fall River Public School System has a diverse student population. Our students are from a variety of countries, including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Egypt, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Portugal, Russia, and several Spanish-speaking countries. Fall River Public Schools are committed to increase proficiency for our linguistically diverse English language learners through rigorous instruction that integrates linguistic, cognitive and academic skills while valuing out students’ rich and cultural backgrounds.  

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English Classes for MLL Families - Summer Session

Fall River Public Schools Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Center is excited to offer our multi-language learner families an opportunity to learn English. These classes are FREE and are an important part of our continued mission to build a strong school/partnership with our families. 

This family engagement program will run for eight weeks and is being held at the Fonseca Elementary School (160 Wall Street). Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. 

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion once the course is over. Please note: childcare will NOT be provided for the summer session.

This session is now closed. Stay tuned for additional opportunities in the fall.