Language Activity

Second Language Acquisition

  • The focus of our ESL program at Mahanay continues to be implementation of Sheltered Instruction methodologies.  We continue to stress the importance of explicit teaching beginning with daily Language and Content objectives.  Differentiated sentence stems address multiple English language abilities within the classroom.  Key vocabulary with visuals is stressed in order to build background for the students. Teachers provide students with many opportunities to develop English through thoughtful, planned language activities such as structured conversations.