English Language Learner Services

 

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Welcome to our English Learner Services Department where our overarching goal is to provide all EL students with quality instruction to ensure that they are equipped with the skills to succeed in college, career, and as global citizens.

We hope to encourage and facilitate parental involvement, student reclassification, and create cultural awareness for our future leaders, career, and citizenship.

The EL Services Department is continuously developing professional trainings to assist all K-12 teachers with developing language standards to work in tandem with content standard mastery by grade level. Our work in ELD and all curricular areas involves the use of scaffolding content to make it accessible for all EL students and CVUSD teachers will use the following strategies: Cloze Reading, Thinking Maps, GLAD strategies, iPad apps, SDAIE strategies, sentence frames, and primary language support when appropriate.

As you navigate our new English Learner Services webpage, you will find resources that will aid our parents, teachers, and staff; as well as develop a better understanding on how to support our growing English Language student population

Program Overview

For students whose primary language is not English and who have limited English proficiency, Coachella Valley Unified School District offers programs to help them acquire English as quickly as possible and prepare them to meet the state’s academic content standards. Students identified as English Learners are placed with a teacher who has been certified to teach English learners. English Language Development (ELD) instruction is either 1) embedded in the language arts curriculum and administered through the classroom teachers, instructional aides or resource specialist staff or 2) a supplemental component to the English Learner’s core curriculum. In some instances, instruction is provided in Spanish to help those students having difficulty understanding the English language. In-class support is available for core content areas and supplemental ELD instruction. State-approved English Language Development (ELD) materials are used in the classroom and for individualized intervention. As students increase fluency in the English language, school administrators reevaluate proficiency levels and adjust individualized instructional needs accordingly to ensure continued improvement.

Program Goals for English Learners

Our overarching goal is to provide our EL students with quality instruction to ensure that they are equipped with the skills to succeed in college, career, and as global citizens. We hope to encourage and facilitate parental involvement, rapid reclassification, and create cultural awareness for our future leaders, career, and citizenship. 

EL Brochure - English
EL Brochure - Spanish