English Language Learners
[ELL / ESL]
TCIS is an English Language School:
- The language of instruction and common social language at TCIS are English.
- We support ESL/ELL students to learn academic English while advancing in content studies.
ESL Program Goals
TCIS is proud of its diverse student population, including the diversity of linguistic backgrounds. In this regard, TCIS strives for inclusion of all ESL students within its mainstream curriculum and courses. TCIS also strives to provide as much support as possible for ESL students to engage fully with the content of their courses while also developing their English language proficiency in all four language domains: reading, speaking, listening, writing. Our ESL students’ progress in relation to the WIDA Framework is monitored regularly, and, as a result, the TCIS ELA Program is adjusted throughout the school year to meet current ESL students’ needs.
The WIDA International School Consortium
WIDA provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. We offer a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance. WIDA’s trusted resources are used by 41 domestic states and territories and approximately 500 international schools throughout the world.
"At WIDA, we believe that everyone brings valuable resources to the education community. Children and youth who are linguistically and culturally diverse, bring a unique set of assets that have the potential to enrich the experiences of all learners and educators. Educators can draw on these assets for the benefit of both the learners themselves and for everyone in the community. By focusing on what language learners can do, we send a powerful message that children and youth from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds contribute to the vibrancy of our early childhood programs and K–12 schools."