English Language Development

In ELD, you will be learning about the forms and functions of the English language. You will be learning the language you will most likely not learn outside of school or efficiently pick up on your own. You will be learning the language you will need everyday in each of the other subject areas you are in throughout the school day.

Achieving full proficiency in English includes far more than mere fluency in conversation or everyday use of language. It means students must know English well enough to be “fully competitive in academic use of English with their age equivalent speaking peers.”

Hakuta, 2000

Congratulations to these awesome fourth and fifth graders who have demonstrated their English proficiency and have exited out of ELD!