We offer families of English Language Learners two programs that help their children learn English:
Dual-language programs include both native English speakers and English Language Learners. The students learn in both English and their home language. In most dual-language programs, the students get half of their instruction in their home language and the other half in English.
The goal of the program is for students to learn how to speak, read, understand, and write in two languages, and also learn about and appreciate other cultures.
English as a New Language
In an English as a New Language program teachers work with the students to build their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in English using supports in the students’ home language. The goal of the program is to support students as they become capable in English. There are three types of English as a New Language programs:
- Push-in: an English as a New Language teacher works with a general education teacher to provide language and vocabulary support to students.
- Pull-out: English Language Learners who spend most of the school day in an English-only classroom are brought together for targeted instruction in English.
If you are a parent of a child who is :
Spanish speaking and entering Kindergarten to Second Grade
English speaking and entering Kindergarten to First Grade
Bilingual in Spanish and English and entering Kindergarten to Second grade