English Learners

English Learner Team

Talita.Stroh@apsva.us – Kindergarten and 1st grade

Cecilia.Cano@apsva.us – 2nd and 3rd grade

Samantha.Doland@apsva.us – 4th and 5th grade

Catherine.Gaudian@apsva.us – 4th and 5th grade

Beth.Jones2@apsva.us – Instructional Assistant

Celebrate diversity!

Welcome! The English Learner team at Oakridge supports students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We have students who are beginning to develop their English language proficiency, and we have students with intermediate and advanced English language proficiency.

The English Learner team provides English Learners (ELs) and their classroom teachers with instruction, support, and resources. During the language acquisition process, ELs are expected to meet and maintain the same high levels of academic achievement as their peers.

You can find out more information about the English Learner program by visiting the English Learner website at Arlington Public Schools.

WELCOME international students and families!!

 


ANNUAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT:

All ELs in Virginia receive an English academic language proficiency assessment annually. The ACCESS for ELLs measures proficiency in four domains: speaking, listening, reading, writing. The assessment incorporates Social Language and Instructional Language (i.e., the language of language arts, math, science and social studies). ACCESS monitors students’ progress in acquiring academic English, and provides a current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum. For more information, contact your student’s grade level ESOL contact or visit WIDA.

ONLINE LANGUAGE ARTS RESOURCES:

Starfall

Childrens Digital Library

PebbleGo

ONLINE MATH RESOURCES:

Math Expressions- for families and students