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English Language Development (ELD)

The Moreland School District provides English Language Development (ELD) instruction for students acquiring English. Research based instructional strategies help students develop the academic English skills needed to succeed in school.

We strive to help students:
  • Develop fluency in English
  • Cultivate a positive sense of self
  • Understand and respect other cultures
  • Achieve equal access to core academic curriculum
California requires all parents to complete a home language survey when they register their children for school. The survey asks:
  • What language did this student learn when first beginning to talk?
  • What language do you use most frequently?
  • What language does this student most frequently use at home?
  • What language is most often spoken by the adults at home?
If the answer to the any questions on the survey is a language other than English, the student’s English proficiency will be evaluated. Students are evaluated using the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC). The results of this test determine if the student is an
English Learner (EL)
Fluent English Proficient (FEP)
English Learner (EL) students receive English Language Development instruction until they are proficient in English. Such instruction targets the four domains of the ELPAC:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
Academic language in English is emphasized in all classrooms for all children.  

Click below for information on our Adult English classes.