Service Overview

Beth Tsoumas

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5006

Kristine Patterson

Director of ELL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479

Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007

Language Proficiency Description

 

Entering Level 1: Level one students understand and use minimal or no English.

Beginning Level 2: Level two students understand and use limited English, and it is primarily social language.

Developing Level 3: Level three students are progressing in their understanding and use of English and begin to develop academic language skills.

Expanding Level 4: Level four students are capable of using social English and are progressing in their understanding and use of grade level academic language.

Bridging Level 5: Level five students have developed proficiency with social English and grade level academic language, and are typically exited from ELL services.
 

Service Provided by Language Proficiency Level


Entering Level 1: Level one students at all grade levels focus on the development of survival English and are introduced to academic language through speaking, listening, reading and writing instruction. Students receive predominantly pull-out instruction from the ELL teacher. Kindergarten students receive five periods of service a week. Students in grades 1-8 receive 15 to 18 periods of service per week.

Beginning Level 2: Level two students at all grade levels focus on oral language acquisition and continue to develop academic language through speaking, listening, reading and writing instruction. Students receive predominantly pull-out instruction from the ELL teacher. Kindergarten students receive five periods of service a week. Students in grades 1-8 receive 13 to 15 periods of service per week.

Developing Level 3: Level three students at all grade levels continue to develop and apply academic language through speaking, listening, reading and writing instruction. Students receive predominately pull-out instruction from the ELL teacher. Kindergarten students receive two periods of service a week. Students in grades 1-8 receive seven to ten periods of service per week.

Expanding Level 4: Level four students are applying their academic language skills to content within the classroom. Students may receive push in support from the ELL teacher as they use English in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.