English Language Learning

English teacher standing at white board explaining lesson

English Language Learners (ELL), is a program designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. The program provides support to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn English. The self-contained class allows students to focus on developing English and educational concepts appropriate for their ability at their language level throughout the school day.

Sycamore Community School District 427 offers an ELL program that enhances the classroom experience for our students. We value the native language, culture, and background knowledge of each of our students. The ELL staff utilizes this information along with a strong family connection to accelerate the acquisition of linguistic, academic, and social skills. Our continued goal is to transition our students from the ELL program into general education classes with high levels of academic success.