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Elementary School ESL Program
This program is designed for students who have had little or no previous instruction in the English language.  At this level, the stress is on   vocabulary closely related to the studentsí immediate environment. The goal is to develop   basic communication skills through activities which are used to create a natural setting in     which the student becomes familiar with day-to-day situations.  The curriculum covers     elementary structures and the development of reading and writing skills. 
English-language learners may pick up conversational English, or Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS), within two years, but school language, or Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Skills (CALPS), may take 5 to 7 years, or even longer (Collier, 1987; Cummins, 1984)
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