Classes help students learn the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in English from specially licensed teachers. ESL classes help support students in reaching state standards in English language proficiency and content standards. Intermediate and advanced English learners participate in grade level content classes with licensed teachers and continue support from ESL teachers.
Dual Language Education Programs
• Two-Way Dual Language Programs integrate students who are native English speakers with native speakers of a non-English language for all or most of the school day. Students learn and use both languages to achieve high academic standards.
• Developmental Dual Language Programs (DDL) preserve and enhance students’ skills in their first language while they acquire increasing levels of English. DDL programs offer equal proportions of core academic coursework in English and students’ home language.
• Transitional Dual Language Programs deliver instruction in the home language for a significant portion of the school day starting in kindergarten, with increasing levels of English learning at each grade level. By third grade, students are ready for all of their instruction to happen in English.
• Heritage Language and Culture classes devote a limited portion of the school day (usually one period per day or less) to providing instruction in the students’ home language and culture. The language of instruction may be the student's home language or English.
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