Students work with a highly qualified ELD teacher. Schools accelerate the acquisition of academic language by providing a comprehensive support system, where they receive specialized, comprehensive English language instruction. The acquisition of English requires a collaborative effort between teachers and specialists, as well as professional development for all staff on how to deliver rigorous, grade-level content and provide language-rich, instruction for all students.
High school Englishlanguage learners are provided with an enrichment ELD class. Many teachers offer the option of an additional resource for those students who are on monitor status or require more support. The emphasis is to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading, writing and thinking in English, as well as academic vocabulary and the use of technology.
Middle school English language learners focus on the different cultural or linguistic backgrounds compared to non-English peers. Students who qualify are offered ELD or resource support. The following skills are emphasized in the ELD setting: social communication, academic vocabulary, grammar, reading strategies, writing skills, as well as the use of technology.
Elementary school English language learners typically receive 30 minutes of intensive English language development daily. Many ELD teachers provide this service thru a “pull-out” model. This means the students are pulled out of the general education setting for this intensive English instruction. The following skills are emphasized: social communication, academic vocabulary, grammar, reading strategies, writing skills, as well as the use of technology.