English Language Development (ELD)
The English Language Development (ELD) Program at University Prep Value ensures that English Learner students receive the support needed to acquire English language proficiency and academic success. Currently, about 16% of our students are English Learners and receive support from the ELD team.
The ELD team consists of the ELD coordinator and two ELD aides. The main focus of the program is to help develop students’ English language skills by providing support in all English classes.
Students who are beginning to develop their English language skills also receive support in their primary language in Math and other classes whenever possible. These students are also enrolled in English Enrichment class, which focuses on teaching the English language and skills necessary for success in all classes.
“Me siento bastante bien y contento con el programa, ya que me ayuda mucho durante las clases. Como aprendiz del idioma Inglés, algunas cosas durante clases se me dificulta mucho el entendimiento de la misma. Por suerte tenemos a Sra. Delgado, Sra. Ortega y Sra. Monica que nos ayudan a traducir durante clases para un mejor entendimiento. No solo con el idioma sino que también con la clase en sí, ya que muchas veces se nos dificulta la Matemática o alguna otra materia. Gracias a su presencia durante algunas clases, tenemos un mejor entendimiento de esta, logrando así mejores grados académicos ya que nos ayudan a entender mejor las clases y las materias. Me siento bastante bien con eso, sus presencias nos ayuda mucho! Y si no están en clases, siempre tienen Office Hours donde nos pueden ayudar después de escuela.” - Edwin Steven Mancia, Clase de 2021
“I feel quite good and content with the program, as it helps me a lot during classes. As an English language learner, some things during class are very difficult for me to understand. Luckily we have Ms. Delgado, Ms. Ortega, and Ms. Monica to help us to translate during classes for a better understanding. Not only with the language but also with the class itself, since mathematics or some other subject is often difficult for us. Thanks to their presence during some classes, we have a better understanding of it, thus achieving better academic grades as they help us better understand the classes and subjects. I feel pretty good about that, their presence helps us a lot! And if they are not in class, they always have Office Hours where they can help us after school.” - Edwin Steven Mancia, Class of 2021
“My learning experience in the ELD class has been very good. I feel that the class has been helping me a lot and the little that I know is thanks to that. Otherwise, I feel safe because in each class we have support from the teachers towards us that we do not know the language. I feel it is very good because they help us a lot. They help me when I need help in any class and any questions I have. I'm so happy that they can help us and also I'm grateful.” - Evelyn Gonzalez, Class of 2023