ELL - ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS COURSES
Students who qualify for the English Learner (EL) program will be served in English Language Development classes, sheltered content classes, or mainstream content classes, as determined by their WIDA language proficiency level.
- English Language Development (ELD): English Learners at English Language Proficiency (ELP) levels 1 & 2 will attend elective ELD courses in English taught by a licensed EL teacher. The focus of the ELD classes is to build social and academic language.
- Sheltered content: English Learners at ELP level 1 & 2 may be registered in one or more sheltered content courses. The sheltered content courses are in the core areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts. Students will learn the academic language structures of each content area while earning graduation credit in that content area. Sheltered courses may be taught by a teacher licensed in both ESL and content, or by a content licensed teacher trained in sheltered instruction practices.
- Mainstream content courses: As students increase in English language proficiency, they will be registered in mainstream content courses, with their English-speaking peers which may be taught by co-teachers, one who is licensed in EL, and one who is licensed in the content area, or by a content-licensed teacher. Licensed EL teachers are available to provide support for students in mainstream content courses.
Students who demonstrate an English language proficiency level of 4.5 overall and 3.5 or higher in each ACCESS domain (speaking, listening, reading, writing) are exited from formal English Learner services and served in the mainstream classroom setting.
Course # Course Title Department Grade Level Credits Course Details / Essential Learning Targets ***** English Language Development (ELD) I - A, B, C, D EL - English Learners 9, 10, 11, 12 1 / Term https://www.edenpr.org/Page/3358 ***** English Language Development (ELD) II - A, B, C, D EL - English Learners 9, 10, 11, 12 1 / Term https://www.edenpr.org/Page/3359 ***** English Language Development (ELD) III - A, B, C, D EL - English Learners 9, 10, 11, 12 1 / Term https://www.edenpr.org/Page/3360