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Bensalem High School

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ESL

English Foundations 1 (ESUG1A)

Credit: 1.0


This course is designed for students who have limited English proficiency.  Students will learn the names of everyday objects and activities.  A focus will be placed on helping students become comfortable speaking English.  Fundamental English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills will be practiced.  Students will learn how to ask and answer basic questions.  Topics concerning American culture will be taught. Basic mathematics terminology will also be covered.  Upon scoring at the second level of the yearly WIDA ACCESS assessment, students will advance to English Foundations 2.



English Foundations 2 (ESUG1B)

Credit: 1.0

 

This course is designed for students who have developed basic English skills.  Continuing to build students emerging English skills will be the focus of this course.  English grammar, writing and reading skills will be the main content of this course.  Topics covered will include the parts of speech, plurals, use of commas, essay writing, figurative language and reading comprehension.  Upon scoring at the third level of the yearly WIDA ACCESS assessment, students will advance to English Foundations 3.



English Foundations 3 (ESUG1C)

Credit: 1.0

 

This is an intermediate level ESL English course.  It is designed for students to improve their English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to a higher level in order to succeed in their social and academic environments. Upon scoring at the fourth level of the yearly WIDA ACCESS assessment, students will advance to English Foundations 4.



English Foundations 4 (ESUG1D)

Credit: 1.0

 

This is an advanced level ESL English course.  It is designed for students to continue improving their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Students will exit the ESL program once they have demonstrated English proficiency according to the WIDA exit criteria guidelines.