The goal of the ELL program is to assist students in developing competence in all areas of English language acquisition. The content covered in ELL mirrors the content of the students’ grade level class instruction when possible. The academic content is the vehicle through which language is taught.
Listening: Learning to understand English spoken in a wide range of
social and academic contexts.
Speaking: Learning to speak English with increasing accuracy and
fluency, in order to convey meaning appropriate to a wide
range of social and academic contexts.
Reading: Learning to read in English with increasing comprehension
for a variety of purposes.
Writing: Learning to produce written English with increasing fluency
and accuracy to convey meaning appropriately in a wide range
of social and academic contexts.
Culture: Leaning concepts that result in knowledge and awareness
of the history and culture of classmates, Virginia, and
the Unites States.