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English Language Development Courses of Study

Our English Language Development courses have been recently revised and adopted to reflect the 2012 California adopted English Language Development standards and 2014 California adopted English Language Arts/English Language Development framework. We offer three levels of English Language Development: English Language Development 1 for emerging English Learners, English Language Development 2 for expanding English Learners, and English Language Development 3 for bridging English learners. All students in English Language Development 1 to 3 take two periods of English Language Development - one period is Integrated English Language Development, for which they receive English credit, and the other is Designated English Language Development, which focuses specifically on language development. The San Mateo Union High School District uses common placement and semester assessments to across our sites to validate a student’s placement and assess their readiness for advancement to the next course.

  • English Language Development 1
    • The course is designed to introduce students to English via the four domains of reading, writing, listening and speaking/by Interacting in Meaningful Ways (Part I of English Language Development standards) and Learning How English Works (Part 2 of English Language Development standards) in order to demonstrate language proficiency at the expanding level based on the ELD II descriptors.
  • English Language Development 2
    • Students in English Language Development 2 are at the expanding stages of English development. Throughout the year,students will develop and/or improve their understanding of the English language with a specific focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking/by Interacting in Meaningful Ways (Part 1 of English Language Development standards) and Learning How English Works (Part 2 of English Language Development standards) in order to demonstrate language proficiency at the bridging level based on our English Language Development 3 descriptors
  • English Language Development 3
    • Students in English Language Development 3 are at the bridging stages of English development. Throughout the year, students will improve their understanding of the English language with a specific focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking by Interacting in Meaningful Ways (Part 1 of English Language Development standards) and Learning How English Works (Part 2 of English Language Development standards) in order to demonstrate language proficiency at the mainstream level based on our Mainstream descriptors.