ESL (English as a Second Language)
Our English as a Second Language Program at EEACS caters to each student whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student’s achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards under § 4.12 (relating to academic standards). The goal of the ESL program is to facilitate the acquisition of English language skills of students whose native or first language is not English. Without core program instruction in social and academic English and appropriate support, these students are at risk of losing the educational opportunities provided to students generally.
Please refer to the following links for information on:
- ESL Proficiency Standards- http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/Pennsylvania_English_Language_Proficiency_Standards.pdf
- ELL Overlay- http://www.pdesas.org/Page/Viewer/ViewPage/15
- WIDA- https://www.wida.us/