Dublin City Schools Philosophy for English Learners
Dublin City Schools values the stories, identities, languages, and life experiences of multilingual learners. We believe students are agents of their own learning. We nurture the linguistic strengths and the cultural wealth that multilingual learners bring. We connect students’ literacy and languages to their present learning purposes and choices.
Among the district’s multilingual students, many also qualify as English Learners per state and federal guidance. The English Learner Program recognizes that students become critical thinkers and independent learners in English through a variety of learning experiences in an environment that increases self-confidence and promotes risk-taking. The English Learning courses help build interrelated target language practices by focusing on objectives for listening, informal and formal speaking, reading comprehension/strategies, writing, vocabulary development, and research skills. English Learners are guaranteed equal access to content area learning and acquire both English language proficiency and content area knowledge concurrently with the support of specially designed instruction.
MS EL Language Arts Beginner 1
MS EL Language Arts Beginner 2
MS EL Language Arts Intermediate
MS EL Language Arts Advanced
HS EL English Studies Beginner (905)
HS EL English Studies Intermediate (906)
HS EL English Intermediate (907)
HS EL English Advanced (908)
HS EL English Transitional (909)
HS EL Resource (910)
HS EL Writing and Content Literacy Skills (911)