Every year, English Learners take English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC), a test that measures their progress toward English fluency. A high score on the ELPAC is one criterion for reclassification as fluent in English. To get your child familiar with the format of the test, here’s a link to practice tests for the ELPAC.
The school has a subscription to BRAINPOP.COM, which has a variety of interactive and fun academic activities, and BrainPopESL, which has a good English course.
You’ll find a link to BrainPopESL at the BrainPop home page:
Another great site for children learning English speaking, reading and writing: STARFALL.COM
Parts of it are free, but for the subscription content, sign on with the following username and password:
Starfall is great for young children, but also has very entertaining modules for even advanced English learners, involving literature, folktales, music, culture and traditions from all over the world.
Another site that teaches English but gives primary language support for many languages, including Korean:
One of our parents recommends time4learning.com, a subscription site.
The Los Angeles Public Library has online language learning — Mango Languages — available through its site. Membership is free.
Information on District Instructional Programs for English Learners
If you have questions, email the EL Coordinator at:
Our next English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Monthly Meeting will be:
Friday, February 2nd at 8:15 a.m. in Room 32.
ELAC meetings are held monthly, and are open to all parents in the school. Interpreters are provided. At these meetings, the Principal and Coordinator provide information and answer questions — for example, about the magnet school process, STAR testing, CELDT testing, and so on. The Committee also drafts advisories to the School Site Committee on matters pertaining to English Learners. Additional funds are allotted to Hancock Park School for your participation in ELAC. A strong and consistent level of parent participation is necessary to receive much needed funding.
Click here to go to the ELAC webpage, where you’ll find the minutes from the most recent ELAC meeting.