ESL/Bilingual Education Programs

  1. Danbury Public Schools

  2. Augusto Gomes, District Coordinator

 
Goals of the Program From ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students


1. To use English to communicate in social settings

•use English to participate in social interaction.

•interact in, through, and with spoken and written English for personal expression and enjoyment.

•use learning strategies to extend their communicative competence.


2. To use English for academic achievement.

•use English to interact in the classroom.

•use English to obtain, process, construct and apply subject matter information in spoken and written form.

•use appropriate learning strategies to construct and apply academic knowledge.


3. To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways.

•use the appropriate language variety, register, and genre according to audience, purpose and setting.

•use nonverbal communication appropriate to audience, purpose, and setting.

•use appropriate learning strategies to extend their socio linguistic and socio cultural competence.