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1 What is ESL The program to help non-native speakers learn English

2 Why Does it Exist?  Equal Education Opportunities Act  Lau vs Nichols – 1974  Plyer vs Doe- 1982

3 How Does It Affect Me?  NCLB- Under NCLB, we are also held accountable for sub-groups on standardized tests  Federal Money- If our Limited English students fail, we are held accountable and it affects  Jobs

4 I Know That They Understand Me!  BICS 1-2 yrs- It takes 1-2 years for social language  CALP 5-7 yrs- It takes 5-7 years for academic language

5 Steps of Language Acquisition  Pre-Production- They really don’t speak- will understand more than they say  Early Production- will say a few words  Speech Emergence- many errors in speaking and writing  Intermediate Fluency- less errors  Proficient

6 What Do I Do When They Show Up at School?  Language Survey  Call Title 1- Pam Walden  Interpreter – If you need a Spanish Interpreter, call Renee Combs  Immunizations- all LEP students must have them to enroll  Star Program- fill out auxiliary page

7 Star Program and Test Coding  To properly enter ESL students in the system, the Auxiliary page must be accessed  Under language- L should be chosen –L- active esl –1- first year of proficiency per ELDA test –2- second year of proficiency per ELDA test –N- passed the entrance but is still non- English –-F- Proficient –W- waives ESL Services

8 ELDA Test ? The ELDA ( English Language Development Assessment) is the standardized test k-12 given annually to LEP students to determine their proficiency in English. The test window is in February and March. The test is very comprehensive and includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is untimed and may be time-consuming. It is administered by the ESL teacher.

9 Entrance Exam?  Every person that fills out the language survey and says that English is not the primary language spoken at home must be assessed.  The TELPA test is given by the ESL teacher  PLEASE- ask your principal to contact Title 1 ASAP when you suspect English is not the home language

10 How Am I Supposed to Teach Them?  Modifications- –Shorter and simpler reading assignments as needed –Pre-teaching- present and familiarize them with the material –Familiarize them with vocabulary - Meet with ESL Teacher to help with modifications - Meet with ESL Teacher to help with modifications

11 Can You Repeat That  Pre-School & Kindergarten – Phonics, Vocabulary, Computer programs for enrichment of vocabulary and phonics  Grades 1 & 2- Phonics, Reading Recovery, Read w/ Them  Grade 3 – 12 –Pre-teaching, Vocabulary, Modifications and computer programs- see Renee Combs Also, the ESL teacher will work with the student as needed Also, the ESL teacher will work with the student as needed

12 Keys To Success  Natural Language Ability  Level of ability in native language  The younger they are- the easier to “catch up”  MOTIVATION –Students who have a little success or wish to integrate will learn the language faster as a rule

13 Now, What is ESL?  ESL is the program of acronyms where trial and error “IEP”s are created daily for NELBs (Non- English Language Background) who are either NES ( Non- English Speaking), LEP (Limited English Proficient), T1( Transfer1) T2 (Transfer 2), or N ( proficient but non- English background)


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