ESL (English as a Second Language)
Southeast Delco School District English Language Development Program informationEnglish language learners in the Southeast Delco School District represent over 18 different languages and more than 23 different countries. The course is flexible and is based on the needs of the learners in the program. Interdisciplinary content materials, as well as materials specifically designed for ESL, are used as the medium for students. The goal is to provide students with the framework to use English to communicate in social settings, to achieve academically in all content areas, and to communicate in socially and culturally appropriate ways.
The program is designed to enable English language learners to access the mainstream curriculum and to achieve their personal best in the school setting as well as becoming responsible citizens in the local, national, and worldwide community.
To be eligible for the district ELD program, parents have to indicate their student speak a language other than English on the Home Language Survey. Consequently, your child will be given an English language proficiency test to determine whether he/she qualifies for ELD instruction to participate in school, instructionally and socially. The test covers the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the test scores will help determine the model of ELD instruction best suited for your child.
For further information on the ELD program, please click on this link:
https://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers - Administrators/Curriculum/English As A Second
For additional information please contact the curriculum office: 610 5224375 Ext 5325