English as a Second Language I (ESL I) (185101R)
This course is designed for English learners at the Entering – Emerging Levels of English language proficiency, as de ned in the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency Performance Definitions adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). ESL I focus is on the development of students’ communication skills for social and instructional purposes, as well as their ability to communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in all core subject areas. It provides sequential language development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and is based on intentional instruction with consistent exposure to complex texts and high levels of analytical thinking, while exposing students to the history and culture of the United States. ESL I curriculum is aligned to the WIDA and Common Core State Standards. This course is meant to be scheduled as a double period along with Communications I for English Language Learners (167101R & 167102R) which earns an Elective credit.
- Course level Regular
- Credits 1
- Semesters 2