Presentation on theme: "Welcome Families Portland Public Schools English as a Second Language ESL."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome Families Portland Public Schools English as a Second Language ESL
Portland Public School Students PPS serves approximately 46,983 Students 4,278 of those students are ESL students. Approximately 9.1% of all PPS. These numbers are based on preliminary October count.
Most Popular Languages in PPS Spanish – 2,118 Vietnamese - 583 Chinese - 257 Somali - 244 Russian - 166 These numbers are based on 10-11 SY data
Students move through the program at their own pace, but research says it takes between 5 and 7 years to acquire academic English.
ESL students also receive instruction in the core content classes using sheltered instruction strategies: Math English Science Social Studies
All ESL students receive, ELD English Language Development
Levels of ELD, Beginner Intermediate Advanced Students are placed in the levels according to a test. Movement between levels usually happens at the end of each grading period.