Maybe not, according to some. Read more about one example of content instruction in L1 here in Breaking school language barrier
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All info can be found here: http://education.ky.gov/specialed/EL/Pages/English-Learners-and-Immigrant–Resources.aspx
English Learners and Immigrant Resources
This page contain information and resources for Title III including professional development, WebEX and Video Professional Development and additional information on resources and standards.
English Learner Demographic Information
EL Pre-College Curriculum and Foreign Language
Many questions have been asked concerning the ways English Learners (ELs) may demonstrate competency in a foreign language. In order to meet the pre-college curriculum requirement students need to demonstrate a “basic-user” competency in a foreign language, that is, any language other than their native language, including English. There is no requirement for “seat time” or credits. All Kentucky students are expected to achieve the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, one of which is Academic Expectation 2.28 Students understand and communicate in a second language. Because this expectation does not identify English as the first language, it clearly indicates that students in the Kentucky school systems should have the opportunity to learn a second language beyond their native language.
Endorsements for English Learners (Grades P-12)
In Kentucky, the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators. EPSB works with Kentucky colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, and national evaluation agencies and processes approximately 25,000 certification transactions annually. The board is charged with establishing standards of performance both for preparation programs and practitioners and accrediting educator preparation programs.
To figure out which Kentucky higher education institutions offer an endorsement in English as a Second Language (Grades P-12) please visit the EPSB Approved Programs webpage.
OELA English Learners Toolkit
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
Home Language Survey
- What is the language most frequently spoken at home?
- Which language did your child learn when he/she first began to talk?
- What language does your child most frequently speak at home?
- What language do you most frequently speak to your child
District Plan and Assurances
Developing Programs for English Language Learners:
Program Overview Chart
Please not all the listings supporting ELs in their native language. Depending on the Access/WAPT assessment the following accommodations are allowed: