Students new to the U.S. who speak languages other than English are tested to determine their level of English proficiency. Those test results help us determine if a student is eligible for language support in their classes. If they are eligible, based on their scores, they are classified as "multilingual learners," or "MLs." Many newcomers are also placed in English classes specifically for MLs, to help them develop their language skills and adjust to life in the U.S. Participation in the ML program does not delay or prevent an ML student from graduating on time.
The overall Course Objectives for all levels of English are:
To develop note-taking, listening, organizational, and other necessary skills.
To sharpen grammar, punctuation, and usage skills.
To develop confidence as a reader and a writer.
To create polished written works through pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing.
To increase understanding and enjoyment of literature.
To prepare for future courses and assessments.