ELL classes are offered at Hopkins North Junior High School for students who do not speak English as their primary language. ELL courses meet daily and provide intensive immersion in the English language. Various aspects of the language and culture are emphasized, including vocabulary development, grammar, literacy and phonemic awareness, speaking and pronunciation, reading comprehension, writing, and American culture and holidays. Students qualify for ELL services through reading, writing, listening, and speaking tests administered by school staff. ELL direct service is delivered only at North Junior High School.  The ultimate goal of the ELL program is for students to gain academic English proficiency and take a fully mainstream schedule without the need for continued ELL support.