Second Language/ESL

The Wayne County Public Schools' English as a Second Language program is designed to provide English language instruction to students identified as English Language Learners (ELs). The Home Language Survey identifies students who speak a primary language other than English in their home. EL teachers interview the parents and students before the student is screened for EL services. The results of the language assessment will determine the student’s level of English language proficiency and the model of linguistic and academic support needed for the student to successfully access grade-level content. Instruction models include pull-out, push-in, and co-teaching. 
 
In August 2021, the EL Student and Family Newcomer Orientation Program opened. The program will provide a school and community orientation to students and their families. The EL Student and Family Newcomer Orientation Program will provide students and families information on attendance policies, student schedules, grades, graduation procedures, transportation, special services, after-school activities, parent engagement, and the role of parents in their child’s education. Parents and families will receive information on community resources, outreach programs, and Pre-K enrollment opportunities.

Curriculum
  • K-8 WIDA ELD Standards and HMH Curriculum 
  • 9-12 WIDA ELD Standards and SpringBoard Curriculum
 
Program Outcomes
  • Linguistic and academic language instruction that provides students’ access to grade level curriculum and content.
  • English language proficiency in the reading, writing, speaking, and listening domains of the ACCESS 2.0 language assessment. 
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