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Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Types

English Language Services (ELS) Program

Services designed to improve the English language skills of students of limited English proficiency.
These services are provided in districts with less than 10 students of limited English proficiency.


School district with eight ELS students are provided approximately 90 to 100 minutes weekly of ELS instruction.
Students are fully integrated in the student body, but are provided ELS instruction weekly from a certified teacher in the district.