If my child is placed in the ELL program, how will that help them?
lementary - ages 5 through 11
There are three main ways students are helped by ELL services. All students are initially placed in general education classrooms.
- An ELL teacher will teach your child in a small group with other children who are also learning English. The small group may meet in the child’s regular classroom, or in an ELL classroom.
- The ELL teacher and the general education teacher will consult to ensure your child is using his or her maximum English level in the regular classroom.
- The ELL teacher will circulate amongst all of the ELL students in the general education classroom while the general education teacher is teaching.
Secondary - ages 12 through 18
Students who are eligible for ELL services will have some classes taught by an ELL teacher, or co-taught by a general education teacher and an ELL teacher. Additionally, they will have some classes taught only by a general education teacher. ELL students also have classes in which they can get help on their classwork and homework from an ELL teacher.