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 6:15 p.m. in room A140 on the following dates:

October 30, 2019
December 11, 2019
March 25, 2020
May 21, 2020

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.