English Learners (EL)
- We strive to empower and motivate English Learners (ELs) and those who work with ELs to achieve success in all they do.
- We strive to be able to help our EL students feel connected to the local community while maintaining their connection to their cultural identities.
- We strive to encourage ELs to share their diversity and enrich our schools with their experience and background.
About the SFSD EL Program
The Sheboygan Falls School District English Learner (EL) Department works with students who speak 13 different languages and whose families and ancestors came from all over the world. The EL population at Sheboygan Falls has grown tremendously over the past few years.
The EL students in SFSD are mainstreamed at all three of our schools. EL students are not taught separately from other students; they are in regular classrooms. However, ELs receive individualized support from the EL Teacher/Tutor based on their level of need. Students receive support in a variety of ways including: in-class support, occasional pull-out support, help with homework during study halls, modification of schedules, plus much more. The EL staff also works to cooperate with mainstream teachers to support students by modifying curriculum and instruction. The staff not only provides support and instruction, but also serves as case managers for ELs by monitoring progress and acting as intermediaries among students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
While any EL student can acquire basic English skills through every day social interaction, it is important to understand that for them to be truly academically successful, they need individualized EL support that will further develop their ability to listen, speak, write, and read English. Students are encouraged to speak English, as well as their first language, in order to gain a deeper understanding of curricular areas.
For more information or questions regarding the EL program, contact the EL Teacher at (920) 467-7880, ext. 4242 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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