Emergent Bilingual Courses & Faculty


Below are descriptions of the emergent bilingual (formerly English language learners) courses offered at Elmwood Park High School. To see a listing of our emergent bilingual faculty, use this link for quick access:

Learn more about our program by visiting Emergent Bilingual at EPHS.


Courses


EMERGENT BILINGUAL I — READING

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 1.0 to 1.5 and teacher recommendation

This class is part of a course sequence designed for students who recently came to the United States and have limited English proficiency. The classes will focus on learning the basics of the English language as well as exploring American culture.

Using a variety of methods, students will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition, students will learn about American history, customs, traditions, holidays and related topics. As students progress, they will be introduced to a variety of applications in daily life, including work applications, bank forms, bills, invoices and doctor forms.


EMERGENT BILINGUAL I — WRITING

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 1.0 to 1.5 and teacher recommendation

This class is part of a course sequence designed for students who recently came to the United States and have limited English proficiency. The classes will focus on learning the basics of the English language as well as exploring American culture.

Using a variety of methods, students will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition, students will learn about American history, customs, traditions, holidays and related topics. As students progress, they will be introduced to a variety of applications in daily life, including work applications, bank forms, bills, invoices and doctor forms.


EMERGENT BILNGUAL I — SPEAKING

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 1.0 to 1.5  and teacher recommendation

This class is part of a course sequence designed for students who recently came to the United States and have limited English proficiency. The classes will focus on learning the basics of the English language as well as exploring American culture.

Using a variety of methods, students will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition, students will learn about American history, customs, traditions, holidays and related topics. As students progress, they will be introduced to a variety of applications in daily life, including work applications, bank forms, bills, invoices and doctor forms.


EMERGENT BILINGUAL I — LISTENING

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 1.0 to 1.5 and teacher recommendation

This class is part of a course sequence designed for students who recently came to the United States and have limited English proficiency. The classes will focus on learning the basics of the English language as well as exploring American culture.

Using a variety of methods, students will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition, students will learn about American history, customs, traditions, holidays and related topics. As students progress, they will be introduced to a variety of applications in daily life, including work applications, bank forms, bills, invoices and doctor forms.


EMERGENT BILINGUAL II — READING/WRITING

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 1.6 to 2.5 and teacher recommendation

This class is part of a course sequence designed for students who recently came to the United States and have limited English proficiency. The classes will focus on learning the basics of the English language as well as exploring American culture.

Using a variety of methods, students will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition, students will learn about American history, customs, traditions, holidays and related topics. As students progress, they will be introduced to a variety of applications in daily life, including work applications, bank forms, bills, invoices and doctor forms.


EMERGENT BILINGUAL II — LISTENING/SPEAKING

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 1.6 to 2.5 and teacher recommendation

This class is part of a course sequence designed for students who recently came to the United States and have limited English proficiency. The classes will focus on learning the basics of the English language as well as exploring American culture.

Using a variety of methods, students will work on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition, students will learn about American history, customs, traditions, holidays and related topics. As students progress, they will be introduced to a variety of applications in daily life, including work applications, bank forms, bills, invoices and doctor forms.


EMERGENT BILINGUAL III

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by ACCESS test scores of 2.6 to 4.0 and teacher recommendation

This course is designed for students of various English skill levels. The class will focus on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading fluency and writing. In addition to focusing on language, students will be introduced to many American literature masterpieces. Most of the works are adaptations, to ensure appropriate level material. Students will learn about story elements, such as characters, plot, setting and theme.


Faculty


Rafael Contreras

Teacher | Spanish & Emergent Bilingual | EPHS

Tomasz Krowka

Teacher | Emergent Bilingual | EPHS

Bozena Sierant

Parapro | Emergent Bilingual | EPHS

Bozhena Vytrykush

Parapro | Emergent Bilingual | EPHS