ELL Language Arts 1

Prerequisite – Teacher or counselor recommendation
1792, 17943, 1794, 1975 – 4 Units

ELL Language Arts 1 is for English language learners at the beginning level of proficiency. Emphasis is given to listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English, including vocabulary, sentence structure, and cultural awareness. Basic English language skills and vocabulary are taught using a variety of teaching methods and materials. A maximum of two units of credit may be applied from this course towards the minimum graduation requirement in English. Regardless of total English credits acquired, the ELL student must be enrolled in an English class each year.

ELL Language Arts 2

Prerequisite – Teacher or counselor recommendation
1796, 1979, 1798 – 3 Units

ELL Language Arts 2 is for English language learners at the early intermediate level of proficiency. Emphasis is given to the development of English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in order to achieve communicative competence in social and academic use. Situational dialogues and conversations are used to address listening and speaking. In reading, a variety of texts are taught and in writing, students will learn narrative, expository, technical, and persuasive text types. A maximum of two units of credit may be applied from this course towards the minimum graduation requirement in English. Regardless of total English credits acquired, the ELL student must be enrolled in an English class each year.

ELL Language Arts 3

Prerequisite – Teacher or counselor recommendation
1799, 1800 – 2 Units

ELL Language Arts 3 is for English language learners at the intermediate level of proficiency. Emphasis is given to the refinement of English language skills in order to develop communicative competence in social and academic use. Emphasis is given to language appropriateness in social and academic settings. Students will learn by participating in a variety of oral presentations and discussions, reading a variety of texts, and writing narrative, expository, technical, and persuasive text types using the six-trait model. A maximum of two units of credit may be applied from this course towards the minimum graduation requirement in English. Regardless of total English credits acquired, the ELL student must be enrolled in an English class each year.

ELL Study Skills Lab

Prerequisite – Teacher or counselor recommendation
1802 – 1 Unit

This course is designed to facilitate the develop of organizational skills, time mangagement skills, and planning strategies. Students receive assistance in note taking, vacabulary building, and concept mapping for students’ core courses. Teacher-guided completion of classwork and monitoring of students’ grades are key components. Course may be repeated for credit.

ELL Transition

Prerequisite – Teacher or Counselor recommendation
1801 – 1/2 Unit

This course is designed for students English language learners at the early advanced proficiency level who have recently exited ELL center services but still need support in the development of English skills. Students focus on the development and foundation of academic vocabulary and metacognitive reading strategies. Emphasis is placed on activities that enhance students’ critical thinking and reading skills. In addition, the course provides the students with a comprehensive review of English grammar and test-taking strategies.