English Language Learner

The purpose of this program is to develop fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English in each student whose primary language is not English, enhance students' self-esteem, promote cross-cultural understanding, and provide equal opportunity for academic achievement, including academic instruction through the primary language when necessary. Regular education classes and staff are included in the MASTER PLAN to insure the commitment of all personnel to provide the best possible educational services for English Learners (EL).

English Learners will have equal access to the curriculum provided for all students. These students will make normal progress through the curriculum, experience success and will sustain adequate psychosocial adjustment.

The fundamental goal of our program is to have students function successfully in the English language.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Federal and state laws require that school districts must give a state test to students whose primary home language is not English. In California, this test is called the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC).

The purpose of this test is to:
- Identify English learners in kindergarten through grade twelve
- Measure their skill level in English
- Check their progress in learning English each year

Parent Guide:

Parent Guide to Understanding ELPAC

ELL Resources

Shasta College Free ESL Classes

ELL/SDAIE Strategies

A-Z ELD Strategies

Colorin Colorado-Family Resources

Webpage that contains numerous resources for parents to help bilingual students succeed and learn about the U.S. school system.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/families

Master Plan for English Learners

The purpose of this program is to develop fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English in each student whose primary language is not English, enhance students' self-esteem, promote cross-cultural understanding, and provide equal opportunity for academic achievement, including academic instruction through the primary language when necessary. Regular education classes and staff are included in the MASTER PLAN to insure the commitment of all personnel to provide the best possible educational services for English Learners (EL).

ELL Contacts

Rachel Ochoa, Spanish Bilingual Paraprofessional
(530) 356-6530
rochoa@gwusd.org

Maria Covarrubias, Spanish Bilingual Paraprofessional
(530) 646-5483
mcovarrubias@gwusd.org

Yoon Nam Thungc, Mien Community Liaison
(530) 410-5632
ythungc@gwusd.org

Elva Tabarez, English Language Learner Program Coordinator
(530) 225-0420 ext. 7228
etabarez@gwusd.org

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