The ESL (English as a Second Language)program is established to provide EL (English Learner) students with the vocabulary and grammatical structures needed for both school performance and everyday living to be successful students and productive members of society.
The ESL program provides instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The students are placed in the appropriate category; pre-emergent, emergent, beginner, intermediate, or advanced, according to the State adopted assessment ACCESS forEL's. The program assists all EL students in accessing content area instruction while learning English, so they can remain at grade level and make progress toward grade level competency in content areas. All EL students are provided with the same opportunities to participate in the wide-range of curricular and extra-curricular activities available to all non -ESL students in the district's offerings.
The ESL teacher communicates consistently with mainstream teachers, school administrators and counselors, pertinent support staff, and parents to address the learning and emotional needs of EL students in a holistic manner. Classroom progress reports between the content area teachers and the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher is used to monitor the students' progress.
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