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  • 1. October 4, 2009 ESL Presentation
  • 2.
    • Definition :
    • Any student in prekindergarten through high school who speaks or writes in a language other than English, whether in their home or school, and who has difficulty functioning in English.
  • 3. English Language Learners in General
    • Bilingual Education
    • (Pre K – 5)
    • ESL (English as a Second Language)
    • (grades 6 - 8)
    • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages (grades 9 - 12)
  • 4. Program Design
    • Bilingual (Pre K- 5)
    • Academic instruction in the native language and instructional time to develop the English language.
    • Amount of English instruction should increase as student becomes more proficient, based on the district’s continuum (and teacher’s adherence) of English/Spanish usage.
    • ESL (6-8)
    • Transitional ESL program
    • Instructional support is given through ESL Co-Teach classes and sheltered O.L.D. instruction.
    • 100% English (with Spanish used only to clarify certain concepts)
  • 5.  
  • 6. Home Language Survey
    • A home language survey is given to each student who is new to the district and to students already enrolled who have not been surveyed in the past.
    • The purpose of the home language survey is to determine each student’s language classification in order for the district to be able to identify a student for a bilingual/ESL program.
    • If the survey indicates a language other than English is being used in the home, the student will be tested to determine placement.
  • 7. Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
    • Committee members
    • Administrator
    • ESL teacher(s)
    • Parent of a LEP student
    • * Note :
    • LPAC Committee meets at least twice a year or as needed.
    • Duties
    • Designate language proficiency level
    • Designate, with parental approval, instructional placement
    • Classify students as English proficient according to guidelines and recommends exiting the program
    • Determines exemption status from TAKS
  • 8. Levels of Placement ESL LEVELS LEVEL 1 Most Recent Immigrant Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 2 In U.S. for 1 to 2 years Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 3 & 5 More than 2 years All Regular Classes
  • 9. Who are the LEP’s that count toward becoming a “Recognized Campus”? Participation only ESL LEVELS LEVEL 1 Most Recent Immigrant Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 2 In U.S. for 1 to 2 years Co-Teach / O.L.D. class LEVEL 3 & 5 More than 2 years All Regular Classes
  • 10. How do we get there? Focus on ELPS lesson planning and delivery Making connections from social to the academic language Classroom visits ESL Team

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