English Leaner (EL) Program at Newton-Lee

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English Leaner (EL) Program at Newton-Lee

 When you register your child for Loudoun County Public School, your registration form asks what languages are spoken in your home.  If you list any language other than English, your child will be screened by Welcome Center screeners to determine if he/she is eligible to receive English Learner (EL) services.  If your child qualifies for EL service, he/she will receive support inside his/her regular classroom from an EL teacher.  Students may also be pulled from class for individual or group lessons.  The support a student receives varies based on the individual and immediate need of the student.

The goal of EL services is for students to be successful in their classroom while working towards mastery of the four domains of the English language – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  A child may be a fluent English speaker and still qualify for EL services based on a composite test score that includes reading and writing (see WIDA ACCESS 2.0 tab for more information).

Research indicates that it takes between 2 and 5 years for an EL student to develop proficiency in social language, and 3 to 7 years to develop proficiency in academic language.  The EL specialists are here to assist students and help them progress towards a high level of both social and academic English language proficiency.

 

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