Director of Bilingual Education,
ESOL and World Languages
Mission of the Bilingual, ESOL and World Language Department
The Bilingual Education, ESOL and World Language Department provides rigorous opportunities for students learning a new language with the linguistic, cultural and academic tools to be successful and productive members of a global, diverse society.
Vision of the Bilingual, ESOL and World Language Department
Students in Windham Public Schools will have the linguistic skills needed to successfully participate in P-12 curriculum and to become bilingual and bi-literate.
Theory of Action:
If Bilingual/ESOL practitioners and classroom teachers work together with the support, training and resources from Administration, then, the students will make consistent gains in their acquisition of English towards becoming bilingual and biliterate.
I am Learning inglés: A Dual Language Comic- insight into learning English in a Dual language setting such as Compañeros
|Engaging Your Beginners|
|Research Says / Tap ELLs' Strengths to Spur Success|
|Response: Building Relationships With Families of ELLs|
|Ten (Usually Wrong) Ideas about ELLs|
|CT English Language Proficiency Standards (CELP)|
|Summer Opportunities for Language Study for Teachers|
|CT State Department of Education Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Education|
|National Association of Bilingual Education|
|Resources for English as a second language online|
|Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages|
|Spanish-English Cognates- Palabras Afines|
|What Works Clearing House for English language learners|
|CELP- CT English Language Proficiency Standards
The CELP standards are derived from ELPA21 http://www.elpa21.org/ and provide students learning English access to the Common Core State Standards at their level of proficiency from grades K-12.
|CT English Learner Data Bulletin 2014-5
This document pulls together data points on Connecticut's English learners in both a qualitative and quantitative manner.
|Research-based Practices for ELs|
|Home Language Survey Guidelines|
|Best Practices for ELLs|
|Myths about Learning English|
|PK-3: Challenging Common Myths about Dual Language Learners|
|"Many things" for practicing English|
|Bilingual Glossaries in Multiple languages|
|Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary|
|Online library and language lab|
|Pictorial Lexicon (picture dictionary)|
|Practice for Spanish and English|
|Real English- video lessons|
|Common Core en español|
|Helping your Child Learn in Two Languages- English|
|Las vacaciones de invierno: 10 sugerencias para fomentar la lectura|
|The Graduates/Los Graduados PBS Videos|