I work with ELL's who are international students in a private school. I am wondering for grades nine and ten, what most public schools credit their ELL's with who take ESL English- is it considered their College Prep English or a foreign language requirement?
Thanks so much for your input.
You have to have a double period to count for both. In this way, one class is ELA and the other one will meet the WL requirement. One period cannot satisfy both requirements.
We're allowed to substitute their ESL for English Language Arts as a graduation requirement, so that is a good way to go. If need be, there are also measures that you can take to credit the student for the World Languages requirement using their home language. I don't recall offhand how it's done exactly, but that is covered in the World Languages administrative code, 6A:8.
In our school ESL is English (College prep). After the completion of the ESL classes, the students go into the grade appropriate English level classes (if they pass the access and multiple measures confirm readiness).