Welcome to the EL program!We are looking forward to a wonderful 2017-18 school year!
Ms. Kavanaugh, Ms. Staab, Mrs. Beltran,
Ms. Ozl, and Mrs. Butler
It is our goal to increase our students’ English vocabulary through interaction in the areas of social and academic language. In the English Language Learner program, we work to support the grade-level curriculum and all Virginia Standards of Learning while increasing the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills of our students. This is in addition to having fun!Our Program in Loudoun County Public School
The goals of EL instruction specify that students will demonstrate the ability to understand, speak, read, and write English in order to function in American society. Through EL instruction, students develop English language proficiency for social and academic purposes.EL in Loudoun County is a multi-faceted, structured English language immersion program. Our program offers ESL classes and content area instruction to all enrolled Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. All EL teachers are specially trained and licensed to teach EL.
EL services are offered to all eligible students in kindergarten through grade 12. Students receive assistance either at their home school or at the closest school with available EL services. EL students spend the majority of their day in the appropriate grade level classroom. Interaction with peers provides language minority children with models for language and social development.Teachers use a variety of specialized, age appropriate, high interest materials to facilitate student learning. This combination of specialized language instruction and interactions with English dominant speakers is consistent with research in how a second language is best learned. The academic and linguistic needs of EL students differ widely, and the EL program is designed to meet the needs of all second language learners.To find more information go to the LCPS ESL web page: