ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER SERVICES


VISION

Our vision at West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 is to ensure equity for ELs by maintaining their cultural and linguistic integrity while providing students a rigorous academic curriculum.



MISSION

To enhance and foster best instructional practices that will prepare and support all students to achieve academic success while acquiring a second language by:

• Supporting the implementation of proven research-based practices that result in increased language proficiency for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
• Supporting the implementation of proven research-based practices that results in increased academic proficiency as outlined in the Common Core Standards.
• Providing and supporting purposeful and meaningful professional development.
• Providing essential support to English Language students and their families.



PROGRAMS OFFERED

Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)

The Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) program is designed to provide native language instruction in Spanish to students who qualify for appropriate services. These services are offered in grade PreK-8 and may consist of bilingual instruction in Spanish and English or only ESL classes with language support based on the students needs as determined by the W-APT screener or ACCESS test results.

Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI)

In the Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) students are instructed in ESL classes with native language support to the extent necessary as determined by the W-APT screener or ACCESS test results.



If you have any questions about the programs for English Language Learners, you may call Gabriela Delgado, ELL Bilingual Coordinator at 708-597-4160 Ext. 4113.



For additional information, please refer to the Illinois State Board of Education website regarding English language learning by clicking here.

West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147
191 W. 155th Place
Harvey, IL 60426
Ph: 708-339-9500
Fax: 708-596-7020
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