English Learners (ELs) are among the most diverse student groups in Massachusetts and across the nation, representing a range of cultural, linguistic, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Southeastern’s English Learners (Els) and Former English Learners (FELs) students and their families are valued and important members of our school community.
All students who are identified at registration as coming from a family that speaks a language other than English are screened to determine their English language proficiency. If your student is identified as an English Learner (EL), they are provided with English as a Second Language (ESL) services as part of our English Learner Education (ELE) program. The ELE program recognizes that your student has many strengths and that these strengths may include your student’s first language, culture, previous schooling, and family support. The goals of our ELE program support this necessity and are as follows:
To provide a welcoming and supportive environment where students feel free to take risks and explore the English language.
To facilitate the rapid acquisition of English language development so that students may participate fully in all general education activities.
To facilitate the development of English language skills and comprehension in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The ELE program at Southeastern Regional provides ESL instruction and utilizes the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) model with sheltered content instruction (SCI) in the classroom and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction delivered by a licensed ESL teacher. We encourage families and students to contact the administrator and coordinator below with any questions or concerns about programming.