EL (English Learners)

EL (English Learners) (6th Grade – 04010618; 7th Grade – 04010718; 8th Grade - 4010818)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  English for English Learners (EL) at Radnor Middle School is open to students whose primary language is not English and who meet specific screening criteria.  It is a place to explore the language of the American middle school as well as a place to improve fluency in English.  Students from many different language groups meet each day to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.  Since students spend most of their day in content area classes where only English is spoken, these classes also serve as a place of support in helping students acquire learning strategies that transfer to other academic disciplines and assist them in interacting socially.  The students will be administered the State-mandated ACCESS for ELs® test, which measures students’ progress in the course and serves as part of the criteria for exiting the EL program.