For the next few Wednesdays I am blogging about the different programs offered to second language learners.
Today let’s look at Structured English Immersion Programs.
According to the Oregon Department of Education – Office of Learning – Equity Unit, Sheltered Instruction Programs are described as:
The goal of this program is acquisition of English language skills so that the ELL student can succeed in an English-only mainstream classroom. All instruction in an immersion strategy program is in English. Teachers have specialized training in meeting the needs of ELL students, possessing either a bilingual education or ESOL teaching credential and / or training, and strong receptive skills in the students’ primary language.
There you have it! Check back next Wednesday for – ELD Programs!