English Language Learners (ELL)

English Language Learners

English Language Learners (ELLs) participate fully in the Bellevue School District curriculum through language and academic support from highly-qualified ELL teachers.  Upon registration, students who first spoke a language other than English are given the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) to determine their initial language proficiency level.  The District provides ELLs with varying levels of support based on their language proficiency level and grade level.

Elementary School Services

All Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced ELLs are served by ELL-endorsed teachers and facilitators in their home schools. Types of ELL support:

ELD Instructor

  • Provides 1st-5th grade Beginning ELLs with English Language Development Instruction.
  • Provides Intermediate and Advanced ELLs with interventions with a language goal on an as-needed basis.

ELL Facilitator

  • Provides support for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced ELLs by supporting the classroom teacher through:
    • Joint planning
    • Curriculum mapping and alignment
    • Co-developing instructional materials
    • Collaborative assessment of student work
    • Co-teaching
  • Leads building-level professional development that is specific tlanguage development.
  • Develops appropriate English Language Learner (ELL) instructional strategies thelp K-5 students successfully meet academic standards.
  • Serves as a member of the core team of decision-making professionals in the elementary school environment in order tadvocate and support ELLs and their families.
  • Organizes and involves families in school events.
  • Serves as case manager for building ELLs.

Middle School Services

Highland:
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level ELL Students

  • ELL Language Arts courses organized by grade level
    • 6th grade ELL Language Arts – will be provided in a mixed classroom setting with an ELL Teacher providing support within the class
    • 7th grade ELL Language Arts – will be provided in a mixed classroom setting with an ELL Teacher providing support within the class
    • 8th grade ELL Language Arts – 1 period
  • ELL English support classes
    • Beginning English – 1 period
    • Intermediate English – 1 period

Chinook, Odle, Tillicum & Tyee:
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level ELL Students

  • ELL Language Arts courses organized by grade level
    • 6th grade ELL Language Arts – 1 period
    • 7th grade ELL Language Arts – 1 period
    • 8th grade ELL Language Arts – 1 period
  • ELL English support classes
    • Beginning English – 1 period
    • Intermediate English – 1 period

High School Services

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level ELL Students

  • ELL Language Arts courses organized by grade level
    • 9th grade ELL Language Arts - Freshman Composition and Literature – 1 period
    • 10th grade ELL Language Arts - Sophomore Composition & Literature – 1 period
    • 11th / 12th grade ELL Language Arts - Junior / Senior American Literature – 1 period
  • ELL English support classes
    • Beginning English – 1 period
    • Intermediate English – 1 period

Contact Us

Educational Service Center
12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Tel: (425) 456-4135
Fax: (425) 456-4176

ELLinformation@bsd405.org

Language Phone Lines

(Español: 425-456-4254

(Pусский: 425-456-4280

(中文: 425-456-4282

( 한국의: 425-456-4283

(日本語: 425-456-4281

(Tiếng Việt: 425-456-4284

Contact Us

Address:
12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

District Office:
(425) 456-4000

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm