English Language Learning Curriculum

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program of the Ridgewood Public Schools prepares students with limited English proficiency for full-time integration into academic classes at each educational level. Its primary goal is to ensure that English Language Learners (ELLs) in Kindergarten through twelfth grade develop sufficient competency and fluency in using listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English to enable their full participation in academic courses and school events. Instruction is delivered in support of classroom learning and follows the grade-level curriculum with differentiation for the language proficiency levels of the students.



Note: ELL courses are designated as graded courses. 

For middle school, grades 6 to 8: Listening Speaking, and Reading Levels.