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Programs that promote accelerated academic achievement for English Language Learners focus on:

  • Developing cognitive academic language proficiency as well as basic interpersonal communication skills (CALP and BICS);
  • Building literacy skills in students' native language that will readily transfer to building literacy in English (NLL);
  • Teaching specific English language development (English as a Second Language/ESL)
  • Using instruction in students' first language to teach grade-level content (bilingual instruction);
  • Training teachers in the development of specific instructional strategies for dual language immersion or sheltered instruction programs;

The goals of such programs are to develop academic proficiency in English, ensure achievement of grade level standards, and develop and maintain students' first language as a resource for learning and social success.


Options for Elem. Students: Options for secondary students:

Two-Way Dual Immersion
*Spanish and English

Bilingual Programs
*Hmong
*Spanish
*Somali

English as a Second Language (ESL)
*
All languages

Sheltered Instruction within non-bilingual content classroom
*
All languages

Newcomer Center (high school only)
*Spanish
*Somali
*Other languages

Bilingual Content Classes English as a Second Language (ESL)
*
All languages

Sheltered Instruction within non-bilingual content classroom
*All languages

Program for newcomer students with interrupted formal education
*
All languages