English Language Education
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**In case you missed it – Click HERE to see the Powerpoint presentation from our most recent ELE OPEN HOUSE. Click on any of the following languages to see it in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and French.
Here at BRCPS we take pride in educating our diverse student population of English Language learners (ELs) from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Our ELs and their families come from a variety of countries including; Cape Verde, China, Haiti, India, and various Spanish-speaking countries.
The term English Learner refers to any student who speaks another language other than English at home and would require additional support in English. Students are given, and parents may request an English Language Proficiency Exam by emailing our ELE Program Coordinator Ms. Shelby Galvin HERE. The exam defines a student’s ability in the four domains: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in English.
The goal of the ELE program and the services we provide at BRCPS for our English Language Learners is based on research-based techniques geared towards developing their English language proficiency, and subsequent successful performance on the ACCESS state mandated performance test.
Our ELE classes are comprised of small groups where students work directly with a highly qualified ELE licensed teacher. There they develop their knowledge of academic English through content based instruction in conjunction with topics covered in the general education classroom. Students receive individualized and differentiated instruction based on each child’s needs and ability.
Learn more about ELE and the resources we use with the documents and links below.
Click on the image below to read the full document My Child in an ELL: A Parent’s Guide
Click on the image below to read the full ILLUSTRATED WIDA GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Here are some additional links to some of the sites we use with your child in our program: