Tippecanoe High School

Where Excellence is a Tradition

English as a Second Language

The purpose of the ESL program is to provide experiences that promote individual and social well being and to provide equal educational access for students whose primary language is not English.  These students are referred to as English Language Learners (ELL).


The goal of the ESL program is to meet the communication, academic, and cultural needs of ELL students, thereby assuring them equal access to high-quality learning experiences and standards.


ESL is an educational approach in which ELL students are placed in regular academic classrooms
 where they will receive appropriate accommodations
 and services from an ESL professional.
The ESL professional focuses on teaching social communication, vocabulary and formal grammar.
  Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are emphasized to improve social and academic success.
  The ESL teacher will collaborate with mainstream teachers on lesson plans and provide materials
 and resources to aid the progress of English language learners.
Last Modified on August 6, 2016