English Learner Program (EL)
EL stands for English Learner. It is a term that describes students who speak or hear a language other than English at home.
Teachers and staff in the MLL Department work together to help students improve their academic English. The goal is to help students achieve success both in their ability to use the English language and in their academic coursework.
MLL teachers and counselors work together to make sure students are in the appropriate classes that will help them learn English and the other subjects needed to stay on track for graduation. Bilingual staff who serve as educational assistants are sometimes available as tutors and interpreters for students.
MLL staff collaborate and co-teach in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade English Language Arts classes.
At Ramsey Middle School, EL programming offers students an opportunity to learn at three language proficiency levels in order to meet the students' individual needs.
This targeted approach helps students:
- learn concepts in other academic subject areas in addition to language fluency.
- gain academic skills needed to succeed in secondary general education clases.