The curriculum offers academic support in the five domains of language arts literacy: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Viewing/Media Literacy. Emphasis is placed on advancing academic language development, which is so vital to student success in the mainstream classroom. ELL instruction seeks to help students develop the social, instructional, and academic language that they need to engage with peers, educators, and the curricula in our schools.
ELL instruction assists in this educational process and reinforces the importance of each student’s native language and culture. It is essential that we challenge our ELLs to think critically and to have access to the same curriculum as their native English speaking counterparts. In order to accomplish this, ELLs require purposeful research-based instruction. Exemplary strategies provide teachers with ways to meet the linguistic needs of ELL students as they learn content area subject matter, as well as social language and cultural awareness.
If you are you the parent/ guardian of an ELL student and are interested in learning English, too, please refer to the document below for more information about adult
English classes in New Jersey.