English Language Learners (ELL) Programs

  • English language acquisition and academic success are the primary goals of the English Learning Programs. Students are educated in supportive classrooms with native English speakers. Beginning English learners receive small group instruction to enhance their language acquisition. All instruction follows the Arizona Standards.

    Enrollment in the Dual Language Program at Gilbert Elementary provides both English and Spanish speakers with the opportunity to learn in a dual language/culture environment.

    In addition, adult English learners can enroll in the Adult ESOL Program which meets two evenings per week at Gilbert Elementary.

    GPS provides all certified staff with the training needed to meet the state-required SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) endorsement. All GPS district staff will have their full SEI endorsement by the August 2009 deadline.

Structured English Immersion (SEI)

  • This program is designed for students in kindergarten through grade 12 who speak a language other than English as is delivered at all district schools.

    The challenging Gilbert curriculum taught by certified teachers with provisional SEI endorsements in mainstream classrooms with students who are English speakers. Certified teachers with ESL endorsements provide English language and reading instruction to small groups of learners. In addition, capable instructional assistants work in mainstream classrooms to assist students with content area learning. Instruction and classroom materials are in English. The learning environment is supportive of language and cultural diversity.

    Registration: Contact your school secretary, counseling staff, or ELL teacher.

Inmersión de Inglés Estructurado

  • Los estudiantes de Jardín de Niños hasta el grado 12 que hablan otro idioma que no sea el inglés.

    Maestros certificados con especialidad provisional SEI imparten el estimulante plan de estudio de Gilbert en salones de clase convencionales, con estudiantes que son hablantes del idioma inglés. Maestros certificados con especialidad en ESL proporcionan la enseñanza del idioma inglés y lectura a grupos pequeños de estudiantes. Además, asistentes educativos competentes trabajan en los salones de clase convencionales para ayudar a los estudiantes con el aprendizaje de las áreas de contenido. La enseñanza y los materiales del salón de clase son en inglés. El ambiente de aprendizaje apoya la diversidad de lenguaje y cultura.

    Inscripción: Póngase en contacto con la secretaria de su escuela, personal de asesoría o maestro(a) de ELL.

Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Program for adults aged 16 or over from a wide variety of countries who want to learn or improve their English.

Inglés para Adultos que Hablan Otros Idiomas

  • Adultos de 16 años de edad o mayores, de una variedad amplia de países, que desean aprender o mejorar su inglés.

Dual Language Program - Spanish Immersion

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