Our Mission

English Learner Support Services provides educational programs to  English language learners. Our mission is to foster greater academic success, enabling students to achieve their higher education and career goals and become productive members of their communities and our global society.  


ELSS presented at the ConnTESOL Conference, 11/02/19, at Sacred Heart University. Presenters were Peter Shaker, Executive Director, Melissa O'Donnell, Brien McMahon ELL Chair, Carola Osses, Norwalk High ELL Chair, and Dr. Kirsten DeConti, ELSS Co-founder and board member.


ASPIRE Students Enjoying the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in April 2019

Our ASPIRE program helps English language learners acquire English skills at a faster pace. ASPIRE instructors work with students in groups of 3-5. Students gain confidence and receive peer support in a small-group setting.