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English Language Learner Curriculum

High School District 211’s English Language Learners (ELLs) curriculum addresses the knowledge and skills needed by ELLs in grades 9 through 12 to succeed linguistically and in academic content areas.  The critical learning standards developed based on the WIDA standards reflect the social and academic language expectations of ELLs.  These standards integrate both language and academic content in four language domains – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.   

 

English Courses

 E104, E105, E106 English as a Second Language – Entry Level

PREREQUISITE: Placement through district assessment and staff recommendation

This entering level consists of three courses designed to meet the needs of English language learners who have recently arrived with little or no English language skills. In this level, students will acquire listening comprehension, oral language, vocabulary, and basic reading and writing skills.

 

E111, E112, E113 English as a Second Language – Beginner Level

PREREQUISITE: Placement through district assessment and staff recommendation

This ESL course is designed to meet the needs of English language learners. This beginning level course is designed to meet the individual needs in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and the acculturation process.

 

E121, E122 English as a Second Language – Intermediate Level

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of E111, E112, and E113 or placement through district assessment and staff recommendation

This ESL course is designed to meet the needs of English language learners. This intermediate level course focuses on building reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills.

 

E131, E132 English as a Second Language – Advanced Level

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of E121 and E122 or placement through district assessment and staff recommendation

This advanced ESL course is designed to meet the needs of English language learners. All language skills are practiced and refined with an emphasis on academic reading and writing.

 

E151 English as a Second Language – Transitional Level

PREREQUISITE: Placement through staff recommendation and/or successful completion of E131 and E132

This transitional ESL course is designed to further students’ development in English through intensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course is designed to transition English language learners into mainstream English classes.

 

Sheltered Content Area Courses

ELLs enrolled in the TBE or TPI program have the opportunity to enroll in sheltered content area courses. Sheltered courses count towards graduation requirements. Teachers differentiate instruction based on the academic needs of the students and the English proficiency level of the ELLs they serve. Instruction focuses on content rather than language acquisition, although its design naturally supports ELLs’ language development through Sheltered Instructional Observational Protocols (SIOP).

 

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