Ch 4: Programs & Requirements for English Learners in California

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Study for an important exam or catch up after missing class using this interesting chapter on programs and requirements for English learners in the state of California. Here you'll find short lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and access to help from our team of expert instructors.

Programs & Requirements for English Learners in California - Chapter Summary

Learn about a variety of education programs for English learners in California, as well as the federal and state requirements for program implementation, in this engaging chapter. When you work through these lessons, you'll study the history of ESL education in the U.S., the legal foundations of ELL programs found in the U.S and California and characteristics of an effective English language development program. This chapter was designed to assist you in achieving these goals:

  • Outline some of the program components that are mandatory for English learners in California
  • Detail the laws related to Californian ELL students
  • Describe the California state and federal requirements for ELL program implementation
  • Identify some of the political foundations of educational programs for ELL students
  • Discuss empowerment and equity issues faced when educating ELL students
  • Differentiate between ELD and SDAIE
  • Explain the English learner parent notification rights

You can work through these lessons at your own pace, on your mobile device or computer and whenever you'd like to, 24 hours a day. We've included a short quiz with each lesson as a great way to identify areas that need more study or test your knowledge before taking an exam. Don't worry if you're unsure about any of the lessons; our instructors are available to offer assistance if you have any questions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Programs & Requirements for English Learners in California
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History of ESL Education in the U.S.

1. History of ESL Education in the U.S.

When did ESL (English as a Second Language) education begin in the United States? Would you believe as far back as the mid 1600s? This lesson provides a history of the strategies and methodologies of ESL education in the U.S.

Legal & Legislative Foundations of ELL Educational Programs in the U.S. & California

2. Legal & Legislative Foundations of ELL Educational Programs in the U.S. & California

Have you ever wondered how English language teaching got to be part of the legal system in the US? This lesson refers to the key documents that regulate English language learning (ELL) programs at the federal level as well as in the state of California.

Characteristics of Effective English Language Development Programs

3. Characteristics of Effective English Language Development Programs

English Language Development (ELD) programming serves as an essential component of increasingly diverse modern school systems. This lesson takes a close look at the critical aspects and characteristics of a clearly articulated ELD program within the context of the United States.

Mandatory Program Components for English Learners in California

4. Mandatory Program Components for English Learners in California

Do you wonder what specific components California requires for their program for English learners? In this lesson, we'll look at how ELD, ELA, and assessments fit into this program.

California English Language Learner Laws

5. California English Language Learner Laws

In this lesson, you will learn about California English language learner laws and the programs designed to help non-native students learn and understand English.

Political Foundations of Educational Programs for English Learners

6. Political Foundations of Educational Programs for English Learners

The teaching of English to English learners in schools in the United States has been a politically complex issue. This lesson discusses some of the political foundations of English instructional programs in the country.

Empowerment Issues When Educating English Learners

7. Empowerment Issues When Educating English Learners

When you have English Language Learners (ELLs) in your school, there are a few actions you need to take in order to ensure such students get the same schooling opportunity as others. This lesson discusses areas of empowerment for ELLs.

Equity Issues When Educating English Learners

8. Equity Issues When Educating English Learners

In this lesson, we'll be exploring the challenges that face English language learners. We'll look at the disparity in discipline, access to high-quality teachers and curriculum, placements in SPED and gifted programs and school funding.

Comparing ELD & SDAIE in English Learner Education

9. Comparing ELD & SDAIE in English Learner Education

ELD and SDAIE are two models for English language development and instruction that are important for teachers to understand. This lesson looks at both models and examines the benefits, limitations, differences, and commonalities between them.

Parent Notification Rights for English Learners

10. Parent Notification Rights for English Learners

Parents of English learners need to be timely and accurately informed of the instruction their children have available in school. This lesson gives you an overview of the notifications that the educational law mandates to schools.

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