ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Lord has created humans with a wonderful ability to communicate and the ability to use this gift to glorify Him. Our goal at Langley Christian School is to enable new students to discover and develop the ability to communicate in English and come to appreciate the structure and principles of the English Language. As students grow in their knowledge of English, they are able to share with others in the classroom and thereby enrich the whole student body by the diversity of their experiences.

 

Kindergarten to Grade 5

Elementary school students will receive needed language-learning support during the school day. The ELL instructor, under the direction of the classroom teacher, will assist students on an as-needed basis.  This support may take the form of individual or small group instruction, either in the classroom or in the ELL Resource Room.  For students in Grades Three through Five, additional after-school support is provided.  These students will be assessed upon entry to LCS and at the end of each school year. Based on these assessments, the school will determine the level of support needed.  A combination of small-group classes, computer work and individual tutorial sessions will be provided.  It is our aim to enable students to be competent communicators and to help them achieve the academic goals they aspire to.

 

Elementary After School Classes

English Language Learning Plus

In small groups, students in the ELL Plus Program will be given instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  This instruction will complement the language-learning instruction given during the school day. 

Tutorials

Students will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with the ELL instructor, and they will also have access to computer programs to aid them in learning necessary English skills.

Participation in the After-School Classes will continue until the classroom teachers and the ELL instructor’s assessments show that it is no longer necessary. These assessments will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

 

Grades 6-12

The school, after an assessment, determines the level of support each student requires.

Students who are in their first year at Langley Christian School and for whom English is a non-native language, are required to be enrolled in English Support Classes and depending upon the results of their initial testing, they may also receive support in the form of ELL and/or ELL Plus classes. 

All students, even those who have fulfilled the ELL component of the program are required to attend English Support Classes.  These programs should be viewed as opportunities to build on skills and to become proficient in academic English.  It is our aim to enable students to be competent communicators and to help them achieve the academic goals they aspire to. 

 

ELL

In small groups, students who require this support will be given instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills during the school day. 

 

ELL Plus (After school program)

In small groups, students in the ELL plus Program will be given instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  This instruction will complement the ELL instruction given during the school day.  As well as small group and one-on-one tutorial times, students will also have access to computer programs to aide them in learning necessary English skills. 

 

English Support

All students are required to attend English Support Classes for a minimum of one year.  Students who have received a recommendation from both their classroom English teacher and their English Support teacher may choose not to attend these classes.  Recommendations from the teachers will be issued with the students' fourth term report cards.

Students will have access to small-group and tutorial support designed to assist students with skills development, subject specific content mastery and homework completion.  There will be a strong emphasis on writing skills.  Students will also have access to computer programs to assist them with English skills development.  Student will be placed in classes according to Grade Level.