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Hernandez Fellows

Empower Your School's English Language Learners. Become an ENL Hernandez Fellow.


The ENL Hernandez Fellows are Catholic school teachers and principals who seek to deepen their expertise in educating linguistically diverse students. Hernandez Fellows take six graduate-level courses (18 credits) at Notre Dame during the summer and online throughout the year.

As Hernandez Fellows, teachers will learn to:

  • Implement teaching strategies and lesson modifications to support English language learners
  • Value the role of culture in the lives of students
  • Practice culturally inclusive pedagogy
  • Understand how to create and modify assessments to measure progress in language proficiency as well as content knowledge
  • Recognize the way languages are acquired
  • Identify effective ways to serve as resource persons in schools

Interested in ENL?

Learn more about the ENL Program by contacting Katy Lichon, Ph.D., at , or 574-631-2554.

Meet Our Fellows

Jenny Denis shares many of the tools that she learned during her time in the ENL Program.

Jenni Crain recalls some of the strategies she developed in the ENL Program, and how they are now being used to help all of her students succeed.

ENL Summer Dates

  • Thursday, July 13 – Orientation begins at noon
  • Friday, July 14 – First day of classes
  • Saturday/Sunday, July 15-16 – Retreat and ENL Symposium
  • Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21 – Classes
  • Monday, July 24-Thursday, July 27 – Classes
  • Thursday, July 27 – ACE Missioning Mass