Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education

 

Mr. Emmanuel Martinez Mr. Eddie Tiru
Ms. Pam Loh Ms. Reina Irizarry

 

BILINGUAL EDUCATION

 

Bilingual students  are serviced through all sheltered content classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in which English is the primary language of instruction.  Students are limited to 30 months in a Bilingual program by Connecticut state law. This program follows the school district's curriculum in the target and native language.  Research-validated practices and strategies are used which capitalize on the students' prior knowledge, learning styles, and linguistic and cultural assets as the basis for second language acquisition. As students become more proficient in English, they are increasingly mainstreamed for their subject area courses.  Students who have completed the 30 months in the Bilingual Program must exit, but may receive ESL and/or some sheltered content classes based on their needs.

 

ESL /BILINGUAL/SHELTERED COURSES

 

016      BEGINNING ESL                           GRADES: 9-12                CREDITS: 2.00

Students are placed in Beginning ESL per score on the LAS (Language Assessment Scale). In this double period class students learn the rudiments of the English language to develop their skills in the speaking, listening, reading and writing of English. Students are gradually introduced to literature through the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) method to make it more accessible to them.

 

026      INTERMEDIATE ESL                   GRADES: 9-12                   CREDIT: 1.00

Students are placed in Intermediate ESL per score on the LAS (Language Assessment Scale) test and teacher recommendation. Students continue to develop their skills in the speaking, listening, reading and writing of English. More emphasis is placed on writing skills, grammar, and reading. Longer selections are introduced, including the reading of abridged books that are part of the English/Language Arts curriculum.

 

036      ADVANCED ESL                            GRADES: 9-12                   CREDIT: 1.00

Students are placed in Advanced ESL per score on the LAS (Language Assessment Scale) test and teacher recommendation. Advanced ESL focuses on the development of reading and writing skills in English. The English/Language Arts curriculum is followed as closely as possible, but material is presented through the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) method and at a slower pace.

 

046      ADVANCED 2 ESL                                     GRADES: 9-12                   CREDIT: 1.00

Students are placed in Advanced 2 ESL per score on the LAS (Language Assessment Scale) test and teacher recommendation. Advanced ESL focuses on the development of reading and writing skills at a more advanced level. The English/Language Arts curriculum is followed as closely as possible, but material is presented through the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) method and at a slower pace. Students are prepared for placement into a mainstream English class for the following school year.

 

*The following ESL courses all follow the district curriculum in respective content areas, but material is presented through the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) method.

 

303      ALGEBRA 1 SHELTERED           GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.00

 

323      ALGEBRA 2 SHELTERED           GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.00

 

353      GEOMETRY SHELTERED          GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.00

 

403      BIOLOGY SHELTERED               GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.20

 

433      PHYSICAL SCIENCE SHELTERED GRADES: 9-12             CREDIT: 1.00

 

533      ROOTS OF AMER. CITZ. SHELTERED GRADES: 9-12       CREDIT:  .50

 

543      US HITORY 1 SHELTERED         GRADES: 9-12                    CREIDT:  .50

 

553      US HISTORY 2 SHELTERED      GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.00

 

573      WORLD HISTORY SHELTERED   GRADES: 9-12                CREDIT: 1.00