About Us

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    The provides students with instruction to support competency in English, to give each student the opportunity to achieve at the same level as a student who is a native speaker of English. Our ELL teachers promote instruction and practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. The Ƶ respects all cultures and languages of all students in keeping to the goal of having ELL students become independent and successful in the classroom.

What is ELL?

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    Educators use a number of terms when referring to English-language learners, including English learners (or ELs), limited English proficient (LEP) students, non-native English speakers, language-minority students, and either bilingual students or emerging bilingual students.

    English-language learners, or ELLs, are students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English, who often come from non-English-speaking homes and backgrounds, and who typically require specialized or modified instruction in both the English language and in their academic courses.

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