ESL/Bilingual Program

 ESL Programs

Definition of Program

Continuum of Services

Bilingual Programs

Definition of Program

Continuum of Services

Locations

Spanish Programs
  • Ellsworth Ave Elementary
  • Greta Plain Elementary
  • King Street Primary
  • Morris Street Elementary
  • Park Avenue Elementary
  • South Street Elementary
  • Stadley Rough Elementary
  • Rogers Park Middle School
  • Danbury High School

Portuguese Programs

  • Ellesworth Ave. Elementary
  • Morris Street Elementary
  • Park Avenue Elementary
  • Shleter Rock Elementary
  • South Street Elementary
  • Stadley Rough Elementary
  • Broadview Middle School
  • Danbury High School




About Us

ESL and Bilingual Staff
Goals
Philosophy
Student Eligibility
Exit Criteria/English Mastery Standard

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ESL Instruction

English as a second language (ESL) instruction is a special instructional approach for developing the language proficiency of non-English language background students for both social and academic communication. Since it is an approach, ESL is made up of many methods and practices, some of which are modified versions of standard curriculum and practices.

All ESL students, regardless of grade level or educational background, will proceed through the stages of English language development on their way to linguistic competence in English. ESL is inherently different from other content areas, in that grade-level performance is based upon degree of English language proficiency. Students enter programs at every grade level and there is no necessary connection between their grade level and their English proficiency. Furthermore, an individual's proficiency level may vary among the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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ESL Reception Center

for Parents, Students, and Teachers

Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction

ESL Strategies

CT English Language Learner Framework


A. Gomes, Administrator
Danbury Public Schools
Curriculum Resource Center
1 School Ridge Road
Danbury, Connecticut 06811
Revised 2/2010