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ESOL

We help all students - no matter their first language - learn the academic English they need to succeed in school.


 

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K-12 ESOL & ELD Program Associates

Karen Macdonald

Aimee Rea
503-399-2637


Secondary & Newcomer Program Associate

Matt Hurst
971-599-7834


Elementary Literacy Program Associate

Guillermina Romo

About Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

Program for emerging bilingual students in grades K-12

The goal of our ESOL program is for all students, regardless of primary language, to acquire the academic English skills needed to achieve academic success.

  • All subjects are taught in English
  • All subjects are taught using sheltered instructional strategies
  • Students receive English Language Development (ELD) instruction
  • Bilingual instructional assistant provides support when available

Secondary Recent Arriver ESOL

Program for emerging bilingual students in grades 6-12 who have recently arrived to the United States

The goals of the program are for all students, regardless of primary language, to acquire the academic English skills needed to achieve academic success, and receive the social/emotional support necessary for successfully adjusting to a new country.

  • All subjects taught using sheltered instructional strategies
  • Teachers with ESOL endorsement
  • Students receive English Language

Transitional Biliteracy

The goal of this program is for emerging bilingual students to become bilingual and biliterate and to achieve academic success.

  • Literacy taught in Spanish and English
  • All subjects taught using sheltered instructional strategies
  • Students receive English Language Development (ELD) instruction
  • Teachers with bilingual and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsements
  • Bilingual instructional assistant provides support when available 

What is ELD Instruction?

Elementary ELD

Elementary ELD is taught by the classroom teacher with instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The focus during ELD is production of oral and written English. The ELD curriculum is aligned to literacy standards.

Secondary ELD

ELD Class: A stand-alone class for English Learners provided at their proficiency level. The teacher uses the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to guide instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Integrated: An integrated content class for English Learners. In this model of ELD instruction, the ELD teacher works in cooperation with the content teacher to teach the ELP Standards along with the curriculum.