English Language Learner Courses


During the 2019-20 school year Elmwood Park High School will offer the following English Language Learner (ELL) courses. To learn more about the ELL Program, please click here.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) BEGINNING I/II

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by
ACCESS test scores of 1.0-1.5
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.


ESL I/II

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by
ACCESS test scores of 1.0-1.5
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.


ESL III/IV

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by
ACCESS test scores of 1.6-3.0 
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.


ESL ENGLISH I/II

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by
ACCESS test scores of 1.6-3.0 
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.


ESL V/VI

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by
ACCESS test scores of 3.1 and above, 
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.


ESL VII/VIII

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement determined by
ACCESS test scores of 3.1 and above, 
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.