English Language Learning Program

Department Vision: to ensure equity for English Learners by maintaining their cultural and linguistic integrity while providing students a rigorous academic curriculum.


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

This mission is made possible 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.


EL PROGRAM OPTIONS


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.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAM CONTACTS:
 
Gabriela Delgado
Assistant Principal and ELL Coordinator
Email: gdelgado@whd147.org
Phone: 708-385-5400
 
Robert Lininger
ELL Teacher / Specialist
Email: rlininger@whd147.org
Phone: 708-371-9575
West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147
191 W. 155th Place
Harvey, IL 60426
Ph: 708-339-9500
Fax: 708-596-7020
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