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Developing Programs for English Language Learners: Introduction

Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments

Part II: Developing ELL Programs


This part is specifically designed to assist district staff in the development and implementation of a program of services for ELL students. Language assistance plans are referred to by a variety of names often associated with the specific educational approach adopted by a district. For purposes of these materials, we have used the generic term ELL plan.

The first topic covered in this part is the development of educational goals for ELL programs. The second topic in this part is a brief overview of points that may be considered in developing a comprehensive ELL plan. The final section of this part is an outline of a comprehensive ELL plan in question format. (The "ELL Plan Outline")

  • Goals should reflect each district's individual circumstances

  • Goals should address both English language development and subject matter instruction

Last Modified: 01/16/2020