Open Classrooms, Endless Possibilities

Open Classrooms, Endless Possibilities

English Language Development

What is ELD?English Language Learners

ELD services provide emerging bilingual learners with:

  • A solid English language foundation 
  • Instruction planned by English proficiency level
  • An emphasis on verbal and written language 
  • Ample opportunities for structured, meaningful interaction and collaboration in small groups and in the grade-level classroom

Goals of the ELD Program

English Language Development (ELD) services at Beattie support Emerging Bilingual students as they learn the content and language necessary for success in school and after graduation.  Strategies used are focused on developing English in the 4 domains of language: Listening, Speaking,Reading, and Writing.

Additional Resources:

PSD Language, Culture, and Equity Department:

WIDA (World-class Instruction Design and Assessment)- Includes information on assessment and strategies for English Language Learners:

EL Achieve (Our ELD Curriculum Guide)- Includes information about systematic ELD and PSD's curriculum resources:

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.