The MET’s Universal Inclusion Model allows our English language learners (ELLs) equal access to the curriculum. Students remain immersed in their classroom and acquire the language alongside their grade-level peers. EAL specialists and homeroom teachers work together to provide differentiated learning instruction and individual support to the students, helping ELLs acquire both content and language throughout their curricular day.
The language acquisition process is different for each learner and influenced by a number of factors. Some of these may include:
- The learner’s developed fluency in their first language
- Exposure to a language-rich environment
- The learner’s attitude towards learning a new language
- The learner’s motivation to acquire independence and confidence in English
English language learners will receive EAL services for a minimum of two academic years or until they achieve a high intermediate English level and are ready to meet with their grade-level requirements.
Our Core Beliefs
- ELLs have the right to equal access to the curriculum
- ELLs should be immersed in their homeroom classroom as much as possible
- All teachers are EAL teachers
- ELLs have the right to keep their mother tongue