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Course Outlines / Descriptions

Beginning English Language Development

This course is designed for students who arrived new to the country during the Spring Semester of the previous year, and therefore did not receive a full year of Beginning English Language Development. Students in this class would have been in the country for only 0.5-2 years, and score at Level 1 or Level 2 on the ELPAC and are at the Nearly Met/ Not Met level on the SBAC. This course is designed for students who need a second block of literacy support, but are not yet proficient enough in English to move into Literacy Workshop. The course is driven by the 2012 ELD Standards focusing on interacting in meaningful ways, learning about how English works, and foundational literacy skills. The curriculum includes a blend of digital and print resources. This course is an elective course which should be taken in addition to a core English class.

 

Beginning ELD Workshop

This course is designed for students who need a second block of ELD support to receive daily ELD instruction. A Newcomer is defined as a student who scores at Level 1 or Level 2 on the ELPAC and is at the Nearly Met / Not Met level on the SBAC and has been in the country for less than 1.5 years.  This course is designed for students who need a second block of ELD support to receive daily ELD instruction. The course is driven by the 2012 ELD Standards focusing on interacting in meaningful ways, learning about how English works, and foundational literacy skills. The curriculum includes a blend of digital and print resources. This course is an elective course which should be taken in addition to either Beginning English Language Development or a core English class, depending on availability. 

 

Transitional ELD Workshop

This course is designed for Newcomer students who display oral English fluency at the Emerging / Beginning level and have limited / no literacy skills in English. A Newcomer is defined as a student who scores at Level 1 or Level 2 on the ELPAC and is at the Nearly Met / Not Met level on the SBAC and has been in the country for less than 1.5 years. The course is driven by the 2012 ELD Standards focusing on interacting in meaningful ways, learning about how English works, and foundational literacy skills. The curriculum includes a blend of digital and print resources. This course should be taken as the student’s core English class.


Department Info

Department Address
1299 E. 32nd St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Department Phone
(562) 997-8000 x.2955