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Multilingual Learning

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Our school offers Multilingual Learning services to students who are English Learners. Our staff collaborates with classroom teachers to support learning through small group instruction that focuses on reading, writing, listening, and speaking English.

Our goal is to provide students with the English language needed to be successful learners and world citizens who are proud of their culture and all the languages they speak. We achieve this by using best practices for English language development based on current research. We are committed to supporting our students’ language, culture, and educational lives, and working to ensure all families feel welcome at Battle Creek Elementary.

English Learners (EL)

Our language program provides additional English language development and instruction for students whose home language is other than English (approximately 40% of Battle Creek students). Instruction focuses on increasing students’ English language skills so they can meet state and district academic standards.

Learning is achieved through collaborative teaching, accelerated language programs, and teaching core subjects in English. Most commonly, General Education and EL teachers deliver instruction as a team and give students daily interaction with native English-speaking peers.