Welcome to ELL!

Thank you for visiting my page.  My name is Monique El-Hani and I am the ESL teacher at Lucy Laney, as well as three other schools in Minneapolis.  I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in Public Relations, from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  I obtained my Master's degree from the University of St. Thomas as well.

Growing up in a family where a second language was prevalent and culture was a very important part of daily life, I am able to connect on a different level with students who are learning to speak social English and understand/utilize academic English.  Over the years, I have been able to use my experiences with students in order to provide trainings to colleagues, education professionals, community members and volunteers across Minnesota and within the Minneapolis area .  I have also worked within the MPS Multilingual Department and have helped create assessment standards with WIDA and the Center for Applied Linguisitcs in Washington, D.C.

In my spare time, I enjoy motorcycles, live music, boating, cooking and baking, long walks, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

I can be reached via e-mail at monique.el-hani@mpls.k12.mn.us or on Twitter @moniqueMLD.

I look forward to a positive and successful year at Lucy Laney!