Welcome to ELL!

  • Kara Diemer About Me: My name is Kara Diemer, and I am a first-year ELL teacher here at Twain. 
    I graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Spanish, Secondary Education,
    and a certification in K-12 ELL. When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my
    family, travel the world, and watch the Hawkeyes.

    About ELL:  In ELL, we focus on the four modalities of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our curriculum is based off of National Geographic Learning. To the right side of this page, there is a link to the online portal: My NG Connect.

    Newcomers receive a minimum of 50 minutes of ELL instruction per day, while kindergarteners and "progressing" ELL students receive 30 minutes.

    About Twain: We are a responsible, respectful, and caring community of learners!

    (319) 688-1165