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ENL Courses

SKILL BUILDING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
707
Credits: 1
Level: Transitional Grades offered: 9-12 One year course Prerequisites: Placement by staff or test scores
This course will give ELL students the opportunity to improve vocabulary development. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other specific course work comprehension-related activities (health education, economics, government, U.S. history, geography, math, Reading I-III, English IIV, and various science courses) are required for graduation. The resource class curriculum will employ strategic learning skills, study skills, organizational skills, and social development strategies to help the students in the regular curriculum. The course will support and enhance the ELL education students' efforts in regular curriculum classes.
 
SKILL BUILDING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS II
709
Credits: 1
Level: Transitional
Grades offered: 9-12 One year course Prerequisites: Successful completion of Skill Building for ELLs I, or demonstrated proficiency through ACCESS test scores or teacher recommendation.
This course will build upon the elements of Skill Building for ELLs I by continuing to reinforce the students’ skills in vocabulary development, study skills, reading comprehension, basic algebraic and geometric math principles, and English language proficiency. Students will be selected based on their need for additional assistance in these areas. This course is an optional class for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students who have demonstrated a need for additional assistance.

ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE (ENL I)
726
Credits: 2
Level: C.P.
Grades offered: Placement determined by W-APT or ACCESS
One Year Course
Prerequisite: None
A two period class that offers English instruction to students in the early production stages of language acquisition. It includes the study of basic interpersonal communication skills, cognitive academic language proficiency skills, and is designed to provide targeted reading interventions. In this course students can expect to learn language through content. There is a heavy emphasis on oral proficiency and text-level skills; including fluency, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students work toward increasing vocabulary knowledge, listening comprehension, syntactic skills, and metalinguistic aspects of language. This course builds upon students’ understanding of English, and targets entering and emerging proficiency levels set by WIDA ELD Standards.
 
ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE 2 (ENL II)
727
Credits: 2
Level: C.P.
Grades offered: Placement determined by W-APT or ACCESS
One Year Course
Prerequisite: None
A two period class that offers English instruction to students in the emerging production stages of language acquisition. It includes the study of basic interpersonal communication skills, cognitive academic language proficiency skills, and is designed to provide targeted reading interventions. In this course students can expect to learn language through content. There is a heavy emphasis on oral proficiency and text-level skills; including fluency, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students work toward increasing vocabulary knowledge, listening comprehension, syntactic skills, and metalinguistic aspects of language. This course builds upon students’ understanding of English, and targets emerging and developing proficiency levels set by WIDA ELD Standards.
 
ENGLISH III FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
714
Credits: 1
Level: C.P.
Grades offered: Placement by staff
One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English II; placement by test scores or teacher recommendation.
This intermediate course emphasizes the continuing development of vocabulary, reading comprehension, academic and vocational English, communicative discourse and acquisition of major English grammatical structures and word order.
 
ENGLISH IV FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
718
Credits: 1
Level: C.P.
Grades offered: Placement by staff
One year course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English III; placement by test scores or teacher recommendation.
This course introduces students to English language subtleties that often cause difficulty for the second
language learner, such as phrasal verbs, prepositions, formal and everyday English, idioms and cross-cultural awareness. The course’s main objective is to improve the student’s academic English language proficiency in listening, reading