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English Language Learners

The English Language Learner Program welcomes students from all countries and language groups who do not speak English as their first language, and who require assistance completing schoolwork in English.

The ELL Program provides a variety of services to its students and has two components: English as a Second Language (ESL) and Sheltered English Immersion (SEI).

In English as a Second Language courses, students receive intensive instruction in English. ESL courses are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced, in ESL levels 1-5. These rigorous courses help students improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; in addition to preparing students to meet the competency standards of the MCAS.

Sheltered English Immersion allows English Language Learners to attend mainstream academic classes with their English-speaking peers. Language support services are provided by bilingual aides to ensure success in the content area academic classes of mathematics, science, and social studies.

Additionally, English Language Learners are actively enrolled in all of Keefe Tech’s Career/Technical Education programs; including Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electrical, Graphic Communications, Health Careers, Horticulture and Landscaping, Information Systems, Metals Technology, Plumbing, and Visual Design and Communications. Language support services are provided in these classes to ensure meaningful participation and success while students continue to acquire English.

English Language Learners at Keefe Technical High School have full access to the wide variety of programs, activities, and clubs offered at the school and language is no barrier! Right now ELLs are actively participating in football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross-country and track, the Dance Club, the Art Club, the Drama Club, Business Professionals of America, and Skills USA, and more! Keefe Tech’s ELL students are Student Athletes of the Month, Team MVPs, make the Honor Roll, and belong to the prestigious National Honor Society!

English Language Learners

Grade 9

 

501, 511 – ESL 1 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who speak little to no English. Emphasis is on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. The focus of the course is on survival and academic vocabulary development as well as understanding and using basic English grammar including: the verb to be, present tense, continuous tense, future tense and pronouns. Students read beginning level material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 2.

502, 512 – ESL 2 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the low intermediate level of English. There is continuing emphasis on the development of vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students begin to use both regular and irregular past tense verbs and modals such as: can, may, might, and should. Students read high-beginning and low-intermediate material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 3.

503, 513 – ESL 3 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have transitioned into the high intermediate level of English. Continuing emphasis is placed on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. Students in this course are ready for more complex grammatical structures including: present and past perfect, two- word verbs, connectors, gerunds, and infinitives. There is a strong emphasis on reading and increasing the students’ independent and instructional reading level. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 4.

504, 514 – ESL 4 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the advanced level of English but are not yet ready for mainstream classes. Students will comprehend and communicate orally using spoken English to participate in academic and social settings. They will write English for a variety of purposes with clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. Students in this course learn to use very complex grammatical structures including: conditionals, passive voice, perfect modals, embedded questions, tag questions and reported speech. Students in this course are reading novels and are able to write essays in response to MCAS questions. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 5 OR mainstream English classes, depending upon teacher recommendation.

505, 515 – ESL 5 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have advanced level English language skills in speaking and listening, but who are in need of a reading and writing course which is designed for second language learners. Only students who have completed CP ESL 4 or who test at a level 4.5 or higher on the ACCESS test may enroll. This course is designed to help English language learners develop and refine their reading and writing skills in both academic and vocational areas. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying reading and writing strategies that students can use in all classes. Students are exposed to classic and contemporary literature. By the end of this course, students should be able to transition successfully into a mainstream English classroom.

506, 516 – ESL LITERATURE CP1- (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course provides both individualized academic support and additional literacy practice to students. Every ESL student takes this course, as well as those students who are in their first year of mainstream English courses. The purpose of this course is to ensure that ESL students get the support that they need on any take-home work for academic classes, while also giving them additional support for students enrolled in the ESL program, and helps bridge the gap between ESL and mainstream classes for students who are in their first year of mainstream programming.

Grade 10

 

501, 511 – ESL 1 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who speak little to no English. Emphasis is on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. The focus of the course is on survival and academic vocabulary development as well as understanding and using basic English grammar including: the verb to be, present tense, continuous tense, future tense and pronouns. Students read beginning level material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 2.

502, 512 – ESL 2 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the low intermediate level of English. There is continuing emphasis on the development of vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students begin to use both regular and irregular past tense verbs and modals such as: can, may, might, and should. Students read high-beginning and low-intermediate material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 3.

503, 513 – ESL 3 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have transitioned into the high intermediate level of English. Continuing emphasis is placed on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. Students in this course are ready for more complex grammatical structures including: present and past perfect, two- word verbs, connectors, gerunds, and infinitives. There is a strong emphasis on reading and increasing the students’ independent and instructional reading level. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 4.

504, 514 – ESL 4 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the advanced level of English but are not yet ready for mainstream classes. Students will comprehend and communicate orally using spoken English to participate in academic and social settings. They will write English for a variety of purposes with clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. Students in this course learn to use very complex grammatical structures including: conditionals, passive voice, perfect modals, embedded questions, tag questions and reported speech. Students in this course are reading novels and are able to write essays in response to MCAS questions. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 5 OR mainstream English classes, depending upon teacher recommendation.

505, 515 – ESL 5 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have advanced level English language skills in speaking and listening, but who are in need of a reading and writing course which is designed for second language learners. Only students who have completed CP ESL 4 or who test at a level 4.5 or higher on the ACCESS test may enroll. This course is designed to help English language learners develop and refine their reading and writing skills in both academic and vocational areas. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying reading and writing strategies that students can use in all classes. Students are exposed to classic and contemporary literature. By the end of this course, students should be able to transition successfully into a mainstream English classroom.

506, 516 – ESL LITERATURE CP1- (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course provides both individualized academic support and additional literacy practice to students. Every ESL student takes this course, as well as those students who are in their first year of mainstream English courses. The purpose of this course is to ensure that ESL students get the support that they need on any take-home work for academic classes, while also giving them additional support for students enrolled in the ESL program, and helps bridge the gap between ESL and mainstream classes for students who are in their first year of mainstream programming.

Grade 11

 

501, 511 – ESL 1 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who speak little to no English. Emphasis is on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. The focus of the course is on survival and academic vocabulary development as well as understanding and using basic English grammar including: the verb to be, present tense, continuous tense, future tense and pronouns. Students read beginning level material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 2.

502, 512 – ESL 2 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the low intermediate level of English. There is continuing emphasis on the development of vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students begin to use both regular and irregular past tense verbs and modals such as: can, may, might, and should. Students read high-beginning and low-intermediate material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 3.

503, 513 – ESL 3 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have transitioned into the high intermediate level of English. Continuing emphasis is placed on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. Students in this course are ready for more complex grammatical structures including: present and past perfect, two- word verbs, connectors, gerunds, and infinitives. There is a strong emphasis on reading and increasing the students’ independent and instructional reading level. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 4.

504, 514 – ESL 4 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the advanced level of English but are not yet ready for mainstream classes. Students will comprehend and communicate orally using spoken English to participate in academic and social settings. They will write English for a variety of purposes with clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. Students in this course learn to use very complex grammatical structures including: conditionals, passive voice, perfect modals, embedded questions, tag questions and reported speech. Students in this course are reading novels and are able to write essays in response to MCAS questions. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 5 OR mainstream English classes, depending upon teacher recommendation.

505, 515 – ESL 5 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have advanced level English language skills in speaking and listening, but who are in need of a reading and writing course which is designed for second language learners. Only students who have completed CP ESL 4 or who test at a level 4.5 or higher on the ACCESS test may enroll. This course is designed to help English language learners develop and refine their reading and writing skills in both academic and vocational areas. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying reading and writing strategies that students can use in all classes. Students are exposed to classic and contemporary literature. By the end of this course, students should be able to transition successfully into a mainstream English classroom.

506, 516 – ESL LITERATURE CP1- (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course provides both individualized academic support and additional literacy practice to students. Every ESL student takes this course, as well as those students who are in their first year of mainstream English courses. The purpose of this course is to ensure that ESL students get the support that they need on any take-home work for academic classes, while also giving them additional support for students enrolled in the ESL program, and helps bridge the gap between ESL and mainstream classes for students who are in their first year of mainstream programming.

 

Grade 12

 

501, 511 – ESL 1 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who speak little to no English. Emphasis is on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. The focus of the course is on survival and academic vocabulary development as well as understanding and using basic English grammar including: the verb to be, present tense, continuous tense, future tense and pronouns. Students read beginning level material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 2.

502, 512 – ESL 2 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the low intermediate level of English. There is continuing emphasis on the development of vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students begin to use both regular and irregular past tense verbs and modals such as: can, may, might, and should. Students read high-beginning and low-intermediate material in this course. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 3.

503, 513 – ESL 3 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have transitioned into the high intermediate level of English. Continuing emphasis is placed on developing students’ vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for personal, social, and academic purposes. Students in this course are ready for more complex grammatical structures including: present and past perfect, two- word verbs, connectors, gerunds, and infinitives. There is a strong emphasis on reading and increasing the students’ independent and instructional reading level. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 4.

504, 514 – ESL 4 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who are at the advanced level of English but are not yet ready for mainstream classes. Students will comprehend and communicate orally using spoken English to participate in academic and social settings. They will write English for a variety of purposes with clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. Students in this course learn to use very complex grammatical structures including: conditionals, passive voice, perfect modals, embedded questions, tag questions and reported speech. Students in this course are reading novels and are able to write essays in response to MCAS questions. By the end of this course, students transition into CP ESL 5 OR mainstream English classes, depending upon teacher recommendation.

505, 515 – ESL 5 CP1 – (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course is designed for students who have advanced level English language skills in speaking and listening, but who are in need of a reading and writing course which is designed for second language learners. Only students who have completed CP ESL 4 or who test at a level 4.5 or higher on the ACCESS test may enroll. This course is designed to help English language learners develop and refine their reading and writing skills in both academic and vocational areas. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying reading and writing strategies that students can use in all classes. Students are exposed to classic and contemporary literature. By the end of this course, students should be able to transition successfully into a mainstream English classroom.

506, 516 – ESL LITERATURE CP1- (Gr 9-12) 1 CREDIT

This course provides both individualized academic support and additional literacy practice to students. Every ESL student takes this course, as well as those students who are in their first year of mainstream English courses. The purpose of this course is to ensure that ESL students get the support that they need on any take-home work for academic classes, while also giving them additional support for students enrolled in the ESL program, and helps bridge the gap between ESL and mainstream classes for students who are in their first year of mainstream programming.

English Language Learners Faculty Contact Information

Alice Kellogg

Lead Teacher, National Honor Society Co-Advisor

Kristen Aguiar

Teacher

Marcio Sabo

Teacher