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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the CTEL 2 - Assessment & Instruction (032): Practice & Study Guide course
- Standards-Based Assessment for ELL in California
- Purposes & Types of Assessment for ELL
- Language & Content-Area Assessment for ELL
- Foundations of English Language Literacy
- English Language Development Approaches & Methods
- Listening & Speaking for California Student English Language Development
- Reading & Writing for California Student English Language Development
- Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE)
- Instructional Planning & Organization for ELD & SDAIE
- Components of Effective Instructional Delivery in ELD & SDAIE
- Effective Resource Use in ELD & SDAIE
- CTEL Assessment & Instruction Flashcards