Placing English Language Learners
Parents of English Language Learners (ELL), specifically school age immigrant children, are confronted with the challenge of enrolling their children in a new, foreign school environment. Most of the time, parents of ELLs are dealing with language and cultural barriers. This workshop is designed to instruct parents in the different types of instructional programs available to newcomers. It is crucial that parents understand the factors to consider when selecting a placement option for their children.
This presentation mainly addresses the needs of newcomer parents as they enroll their children in US schools. Secondly, it addresses perceived barriers preventing ELL parental involvement: communication, school/parent perceptions, societal stereotypes, current practices and ESL program options.
New or recently arrived parents with ELL children enrolled in the district.
Identification of Parents for Training
School parent coordinators, adjustment counselors or other appropriate personnel invite parents to attend session.
Length of Time: Minimum 1 hour session
Additional time may be requested to cover specific issues more deeply.