Mrs. Mualem (moo-ALL- em) is thrilled to be back at McKinley School working with the English Language learners. “The Language Club” is a class for students who are new to the country to come and practice their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a safe environment. Language Club is also beneficial for students who have been in the country for several years but still need support in gaining Academic Language proficiency. The EL intervention program is a place for English Learners to attain English Language proficiency through Common Core aligned and Standards based ELD lessons. Our goal is to help the students become proficient in English as quickly as possible so they will be able to attain proficiency in the content areas and gain success in all of their coursework. Mrs. Mualem strives to make a welcoming environment for all of her students. She believes that when students’ stress levels go down and they feel happy to be in school, then they are able to open their minds and learn.