English Language Learners
The purpose of the English Language Learners (ELL) 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. It is an interdisciplinary program that helps students acquire essential skills for learning a new language and adjusting to a new culture. Recognizing that each student is unique, it is an aim of the program to be responsive to the initial and changing needs of the student and to maintain flexibility within the program.
The ELL program emphasizes instructional assistance in the four skill areas of language development: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As such, the ESL program enables non- or limited English speaking students to communicate in English at a level that will enable them to perform successfully in mainstream classes and to function successfully in the cultural mainstream.
The ELL program is committed to encouraging a positive self-concept; to maintaining a healthy attitude toward individual differences; and to creating a school wide climate of understanding, empathy and interaction among faculty, students and staff.
To achieve academic standards, LEP/ELL students need sufficient time in well-designed programs that allow for their meaningful and active participation in effective learning experiences. This requires well-trained school administrators and teaching personnel with adequate resources.
Check out the following links:
- School Agenda
- Pencil or pen
- Loose-leaf lined paper
Try these websites for English practice:
Colleges with ESL Programs