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English Language Learning Program

Indian Prairie School District 204 values the linguistic and cultural diversity that our students bring to our schools.
 
  • Approximately 24% of our students come from homes where a language other than English is spoken.
  • More than 115 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students.
 
Slightly more than 4% of our students are English Language Learners and are provided specialized services through the English Language Learning (ELL) Program.
 
The District 204 ELL Program has two components:
 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Bilingual Education

English Language Learners are assigned to a general education classroom and receive specialized instruction from an ESL and/or Bilingual teacher. The amount of ELL instruction a student receives is based upon his level of English Language Proficiency.
 


English as a Second Language (Transitional Program of Instruction)

English as a Second Language (ESL) services are offered in schools in which there are 19 or fewer Limited English Proficient (LEP) students of the same language group.

The goals of the ESL program are:
 
  • To develop English skills while learning grade appropriate academic content.
  • To develop academic English language proficiency to assist students in meeting Illinois Learning Standards as well as the Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards.

ESL instruction focuses on the development of both social and academic language in all four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
 


Bilingual Education (Transitional Bilingual Education)

In accordance with Illinois School Code, schools in which there are 20 or more Limited English Proficient (LEP) students of the same language group offer a Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) program for those students. 

The goals of the TBE program are:
 
  • To develop English skills while learning grade appropriate academic content.
  • To develop academic English language proficiency to assist students in meeting Illinois Learning Standards as well as Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards.
  • To promote bilingualism and biliteracy. 


Students in the TBE program receive ESL instruction as well as native literacy instruction and/or native language support.

 

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Crouse Education Center (map)

780 Shoreline Drive

Aurora, IL 60504

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630.375.3000

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