The Wilkes-Barre Area School District English Language Development (ELD) Program is a research-based pull-out program that provides direct English language instruction in the domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Based on your child’s English Proficiency Level, he/she is eligible to receive one to two hours of direct ELD instruction daily with a certified English as a Second Language/English Language Development teacher.
Our ELD program has met state targets for measuring student growth in English language development and has attained language proficiency. Some advantages of your child participating in direct ELD instruction are:
• Small group instruction
• Academic support tailored to specific student needs
• Native language support when available
• Classes with other English learners
• Supplemental resources (i.e. software programs, bilingual dictionaries, picture dictionaries)