How Schools Teach English Amid Other Lessons

Posted on October 21, 2016
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In Philadelphia, some schools take a bilingual approach, including these elementary schools: Southwark in South Philadelphia; Cayuga and Alexander McClure in Hunting Park; Lewis Elkin in Kensington; Muñoz-Marin and Bayard Taylor in North Philadelphia; and Independence Charter School in Center City.

An option for older students is to receive intensive instruction at the Newcomer Learning Center in the Spring Garden neighborhood. The burden for older students is that there is less time — fewer school years — to acquire both credits and functional English.

The Notebook Article on ESOL-friendly classrooms