English Language Development Program
- Contextualized instruction (e.g. nonverbal language, visual support, realia, graphic organizers)
- Task based instruction where students can act, draw, or map out concepts, or use poetry, song, chant, letters and diaries
- Language-sensitive and culture-sensitive content teaching
- Making accommodations in the learning environment so that more students are able to access the content
- Instruction encouraging the active use of language and the emphasis on big ideas
- Instruction that allows the teacher to check for understanding frequently using interactive strategies
- Built on language modifications such as pause time, questioning, pacing and highlighting.
Primary Language Assistance is provided to students in order to access the core curriculum. An English Learner paraprofessional usually provides the primary language assistance unless the teacher has a BCLAD. The assistance is used to motivate, clarify, direct, support, and explain concepts in the core curriculum.