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“There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers, and curriculum;  for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education.” 

                                                                                                                        -Lau v. Nichols, 414 US 563 (1974)

      The Fond du Lac School District serves approximately 400 English Language Learners (ELLs). Majority of the ELLs speak Spanish or Hmong and a small portion of them speak Chinese, Telugu, Hindi, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, or Punjabi. ELL students from K-12 may be served through some combination of the following: the ESL teacher teaching balanced content-based curriculum using the Common Core State Standards, the classroom teacher and the ESL teacher team-teaching in the content area subjects in the classroom, the ESL teacher providing Resource hour to students for additional support as needed, an interpreter serving the students in content area subjects, or an interpreter providing support in content area subjects as needed.

ESL Program Goals

Academic Success
Develop and maintain listening, speaking, reading, and writing competency in English as outlined in WIDA Standards
Develop and apply academic language in content areas
Utilize prior knowledge to develop critical thinking skills
Meet grade level expectations

Cultural Competency
Participate in and are members of our school community
Maintain and value cultural identity
Develop an awareness and understanding of the dominant culture in which students live
Increase the level of cultural competency within school community

Fond du Lac
School District
Administration Center
72 West 9th Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: 920-929-2900 |
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