English Language Development (ELD)


To be proficient in a second language means to effectively communicate or understand thoughts or ideas through the language's grammatical system and its vocabulary, using its sounds or written symbols. Language proficiency is composed of oral (listening and speaking) and written (reading and writing) components as well as academic and non-academic language (Hargett, 1998).

The main goal of ELD in school is to ensure that students develop the levels of English proficiency required to succeed academically.