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English Language Development (ELD)

The English language development (ELD) program serves beginning and intermediate level English language learners (ELLs) who are new to school in the United States. The goal of the program is to enable students to communicate effectively in English for academic, social, and career success.
 
Students take one to three ELD classes a day and are eligible to enroll in ELD classes with other ELL students in social studies, math, and science. Students exit the ELD program as soon as they are able to succeed in mainstream English.
 
Most students exiting the program may still be classified as ELLs, but their level of English fluency will be high enough to succeed in mainstream English.
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Fulfills “B” of UC/CSU admission requirement.
 
Prerequisite: Enrollment date, test results, and teacher recommendation
 
This course is for advanced ELLs. Students develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. This course is designed for students who have mastered or possess the skills offered in ELD 1 and ELD 2. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary skills and the use of idioms, short compositions, reading, and grammar. MBRFC
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Prerequisite: Test and teacher recommendation
 
This course is taken concurrently with ELD 3. This course is offered to students whose native language is not English. This course continues instruction in basic English conversational skills. Primary language support is available. MBRFC once
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Prerequisite: Enrollment date, test and teacher recommendation, concurrent enrollment in grade level ELD course
 
This course is for intermediate ELLs and is designed as a bridge from ELD to mainstream English. To exit ELD 4 and proceed to mainstream English, students must read at the eighth grade level and be able to write a coherent essay. MBRFC