English​ ​Language​ ​Development​ ​Program

ELMAC Meetings

Please come to our English Language Multicultural Advisory Committee (ELMAC) meetings this year to learn about our program, meet other parents, and increase understanding of California and district policies. Our meetings are held on Zoom at 6 p.m. on the following dates:

October 6, 2021
December 8, 2021
March 30, 2022
May 25, 2022

Translators will be available. See you there!

Jennifer​ ​Crawford
EL​ ​Coordinator
Crawford.Jennifer@tusd.org
ext. 8181

The​ ​ELL​ ​Program​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​assisting​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​their
English​ ​language​ ​skills.
 

EL​ ​Program​ ​Goals​ ​and​ ​Objectives:
• To​ ​provide​ ​curriculum​ ​content​ ​for​ ​ELL​ ​students​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​an​ ​academically​ ​challenging schedule.
• To​ ​provide​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​curriculum​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​high​ ​school​ ​and​ ​college requirements.
• To​ ​deliver​ ​curriculum​ ​through​ ​sheltering​ ​techniques.
• To​ ​prepare​ ​students​ ​to​ ​successfully​ ​make​ ​the​ ​transition​ ​into​ ​English​ ​only​ ​classes.
• To​ ​integrate​ ​the​ ​curriculum​ ​with​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​the​ ​English​ ​language​ ​skills​ ​of reading,​ ​writing,​ ​speaking,​ ​and​ ​listening.

MELD​ ​Program:
A ​program​ ​where​ ​English​ ​speaking​ ​students and​ ​English​ ​language​ ​learners​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​and​ ​discuss​ ​core​ ​curriculum.
The​ ​focus​ ​of​ ​MELD,​ ​or​ ​Model​ ​English​ ​Language​ ​Development,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​place​ ​students​ ​in​ ​a safe​ ​and​ ​comfortable​ ​environment​ ​to​ ​practice​ ​their​ ​English​ ​language​ ​skills​ ​while mastering​ ​core​ ​content.
The​ ​teachers​ ​in​ ​the​ ​MELD​ ​program​ ​pace​ ​their​ ​curriculum​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​opportunities​ ​for students​ ​to​ ​move​ ​between​ ​a​ ​quicker​ ​paced course,​ ​the​ ​EO​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​MELD,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​EL side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​MELD.

We​ ​offer​ ​four​ ​different​ ​electives:​ ​Beginning​ ​English​ ​Workshop,​ ​Intermediate​ ​English Workshop,​ ​Advanced​ ​English​ ​Workshop,​ ​and​ ​ELL​ ​Intervention.