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 begin at 6:30 p.m. in room A140 on the following dates:

October 24, 2018
December 5, 2018
March 13, 2019
May 23, 2019

Translators will be available. See you there!

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

Adriana​ ​Ibañez
EL​ ​Intervention​ ​Specialist
Ibanez.Adriana@tusd.org
ext. 7921 

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.