Students will acquire sufficient English language skills and will develop comprehension skills to communicate with English speakers. Initial instruction focuses on listening and speaking while reading and writing skills are developed simultaneously as the student comprehends and speaks more English. The course is designed for students identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) at the beginning levels of English proficiency.
This is a beginners course offered for students who do not speak English as their primary language. The ESL curriculum covers five skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar, and cultural enrichment in topics like career development, shopping, family.. . The ultimate goal for the ELL (English Language Learner) student is to gain academic English proficiency.
Teachers utilize the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards (World Class Instructional Design and Assessment), to deliver lessons that are adapted through the use of visuals, collaborative learning, discussion and modified language to meet the needs of the English language learner.
30 hours course, 3 live sessions each week with 1.5 hours each session