Services for English Language Learners (ELL)

Services for English Language Learners (ELL)

At the Acacia Center, we will help your child grow and gain opportunities as an English language learner while honoring his or her rich cultural heritage.

Getting Started

We will begin our work together by learning about your child’s particular language learning needs. You may have noticed that your child has difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, listening, or understanding the English language. We can help.

Our Approach

We focus on helping your child build skills that will improve his or her to communicate in English both verbally and through writing. This includes improving grammar skills, strengthening vocabulary, and understanding how to use the English language effectively and in a culturally appropriate way. Our methods are rooted in educational theory and we regularly evaluate your child’s progress to make sure the work we are doing is effective.

Step One

We begin our work by identifying your child’s English language limitations and strengths and whether their primary home language is other than English (PHLOTE). We then evaluate their proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. As mentioned, we evaluate their progress throughout their time with us in order to determine when your child no longer has limited English proficiency (LEP) and is ready to exit the program.

Empowering You

In everything we do, we strive to empower you and your family as you navigate the landscape of rights, responsibilities, and resources. Our experience with both direct practice and educational policy will help us empower you as you seek resources and an understanding of the laws that pertain to you and your family. We can help you discover what accommodations and modifications may be available to your family and serve as companions to you on your journey.

The Next Step

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to build a better future for your child—often at no cost to you.

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