Students are identified for the ELA program at Bill Roberts from an initial Home Language Questionnaire that all parents/guardians fill out during DPS registration. For more information please visit the Denver Public Schools website at: http://ela.dpsk12.org/
The goal of the English as a Second Language (ELS)/English Language Acquisition (ESL) program is to provide students with the English Language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing – that they need to participate fully in the district’s mainstream English instructional programs. Our ESL Resource Teacher works with identified students to support them in their acquisition of English.
Dedicated English Language Development is a daily period of time dedicated to explicit instruction in how the English Language works and the forms/structures of English (i.e. morphology, vocabulary, syntax, conventions, functions, registers,) In Dedicated ELD, language is the primary objective.
ESL students at Bill Roberts have come from China, Vietnam, Mongolia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Spain, Venezuela, Guatemala and Mexico.