English as an Additional Language
Lincoln Community School offers English language support for students in grades 1-10 with specialist consultation available in grades 11 and 12. All new learners of the English language participate as fully as possible in the school’s complete curriculum.
This sheltered immersion approach to English language support allows students to actively participate in our school program with a level of differentiation that matches their stage of English acquisition. Similar to learning support services, the EAL specialists provide ongoing consultation to the team of teachers they are assigned to.
EAL support levels are determined through WIDA assessment, previous teacher reports and their language background. Students with a history that suggests a possible need for EAL support are typically assessed using the WIDA when they arrive.