English Learners (EL)

Department Head: Jenna Phillips

Addison Trail English Learners (EL) Department

The English Learners (EL) program consists of a complementary English and Reading course with teacher teams at beginning, intermediate, and advanced language levels. Level 1 is a three-period program and focuses on intensive English instruction for students whose basic interpersonal language skills and cognitive academic language proficiency is at a beginning stage. There is an emphasis on oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing production skills. Intermediate or Level 2 is a two-period program that offers continuing English instruction for students whose language proficiency make it difficult to succeed in classes with English instruction. This level offers content support, as well as the further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Advanced or Level 3 is a two-period program for students whose interpersonal and academic language skills are approaching those of native speakers. The skill emphasis is on continued content support and the transition from EL into the core program. Placement or promotion for all program levels is based on national ACCESS and district GRADE scores. Additional academic support is offered through bilingual/sheltered content courses and the Learning Support Center. Both supports also offer native language assistance.

Name Phone Schedule Contact
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Daniela Ariano
Teacher
(630) 458-4354 View Daniela Ariano schedule Contact Daniela Ariano
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Matthew Bauers
Teacher
(630) 628-3352 View Matthew Bauers schedule Contact Matthew Bauers
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Chris Bazant
Teacher
(630) 458-4383 View Chris Bazant schedule Contact Chris Bazant
Staff member Itzel Carranza Hegner photo
Itzel Carranza Hegner
Teacher
(630) 458-4232 View Itzel Carranza Hegner schedule Contact Itzel Carranza Hegner
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Maria DiNovo
Teacher
(630) 458-4355 View Maria DiNovo schedule Contact Maria DiNovo
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Daniel Fernandez
Teacher
(630) 458-4576 View Daniel Fernandez schedule Contact Daniel Fernandez
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Lynn Frazier
Teacher
(630) 458-4359 View Lynn Frazier schedule Contact Lynn Frazier
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Shannon Garcia
Teacher
(630) 458-4566 View Shannon Garcia schedule Contact Shannon Garcia
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Antonio Gonzalez
Teacher
(630) 458-4382 Contact Antonio Gonzalez
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Kallie Haney
Teacher
(630) 458-4278 View Kallie Haney schedule Contact Kallie Haney
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Jose Hernandez
Teacher
(630) 458-4212 View Jose Hernandez schedule Contact Jose Hernandez
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Michael Maaske
Teacher
(630) 628-3351 View Michael Maaske schedule Contact Michael Maaske
Staff member Ann Peters photo
Ann Peters
Teacher
(630) 458-4350 View Ann Peters schedule Contact Ann Peters
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Jenna Phillips
Department Head
(630) 628-3396 View Jenna Phillips schedule Contact Jenna Phillips
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Megan Salgado
Teacher
(630) 458-4546 View Megan Salgado schedule Contact Megan Salgado