Programs

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    Bilingual Program

    The bilingual program is available for students in grades Pre-K through 6th, who are English Language Learners (ELL) and are Spanish speaking.  If a student is an ELL and does not speak Spanish, then he/she would have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program available to them. 

    At registration, parents are required to fill out a Home Language Survey (HLS) that asks what language their child speaks at home and what language is used mostly at home.  A student is given an Oral Language Proficiency test (OLPT) in English in grades Pre-K through 1st when a response on the HLS is anything other than English.  If the parent states that Spanish is the language used, then the student is also given an OLPT in Spanish. Any student who does not receive a score of English fluency will be offered the bilingual program.  

    In grades 2nd through 6th, the student is given the OLPT and a standardized achievement test in English.  If a student does not receive a level of fluency on the OLPT and scores below 40% on the standardized achievement test, he/she will be offered participation in the bilingual program. 

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    Dual Language Program

     

    What is the definition of Dual Language? 

    Dual Language is an educational model in which both native English speakers and speakers of another language (in our case Spanish) receive instruction together in both languages to promote second language acquisition, high academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding for all the students. Language learning takes place primarily through content instruction. Linguistic proficiency in both languages is developed as students develop their knowledge of subject matter through performing academic tasks.

    The 50/50 model

    There are several models of dual language two-way immersion education. Angleton ISD is utilizing the 50/50 model, which utilizes both languages for instruction, 50 percent of the time in each language.

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    ESL Program

     

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is available to students in grades 6th - 12th, who are English Language Learners (ELL). If a student is in Pre-K through 5th grade and is an ELL and their native language is not Spanish, they also qualify for the ESL program.

    At registration, parents are required to fill out a Home Language Survey (HLS) that asks what language their child speaks at home and what language is used mostly at home. In grades Pre-K through 1st, when a response on the HLS is anything other than English, the student is given an Oral Language Proficiency Test (OLPT) in English. Any student who does not receive a score of English fluency will be offered the ESL program.

    In grades 2nd through 5th the student is given the OLPT and a standardized achievement test in English. If a student does not receive a level of fluency on the OLPT and scores below 40% on the standardized achievement test, he/she will be offered participation in the ESL program.