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English as a Second Language (ELL)

The OTSD ELL Program is designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners at various language levels. Our ELL Program is designed to help students perform at grade level in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each English Language Learner will receive the following services:

  • Sheltered Instruction- Students are placed into a regular education classroom where the teacher provides sheltered instruction all day long, in order to make the learning understandable.
  • English Language Development (ELD):   Students are explicitly taught English Language Development instruction with an ELD trained licensed teacher for a minimum of 120 minutes during a regular school week.  The focus of ELD is to work on the grammatical forms and functions of the English language.


Contact Information:
Debbie Johnson, Director of Teaching and Learning,, 503-668-5541