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English Learner (EL) Programming

The mission of the Mankato Area Public Schools English Learner program is to ensure equity and access to a high-quality education for English learners (ELs) to reach their greatest potential. As a team, we support English learners as they attain English proficiency and achieve state academic content standards.  Mankato Area Public Schools' English Learner service purpose is to ensure English Learners are competent in the listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language in all content areas. We support academic language development and academic achievement for English learners through quality and research-based curriculum, instruction, professional development, and parent involvement. Please click on the links to the right to learn more.

The mission of the Mankato Area Public Schools English Learner program is to ensure equity and access to a high-quality education for English learners (ELs) to reach their greatest potential.

The vision of the Mankato Area Public Schools English Learner program is to support academic language development and academic achievement for English learners through quality and research-based curriculum, instruction, professional development, and parent involvement.

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Students will be able to:

  • Acquire language, comprehend, and interpret meaning and respond appropriately in basic interpersonal and academic contexts.
  • Speak for a variety of basic interpersonal and academic purposes, with fluency, using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and nonverbal communication strategies.
  • Acquire language and comprehend, analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of literary and informational texts.
  • Develop literacy skills and academic behaviors for successful participation in English Learner Service and content classes.
  • Write for a variety of interpersonal and academic purposes with fluency, using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and Standard English writing conventions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of institutions and customs of the United States in order to interact appropriately in social and academic situations.
  • Demonstrate rigorous learning beyond minimum requirements, such as participation and achievement in higher-level courses.
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CONTACT

Department of Teaching & Learning
English Learner Programming
Melanie Helling, Student Support Coordinator
10 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
507-387-7353
mhelli1@isd77.org