English Language Learner (ELL) Program

Welcome to the Madison Park English Language Learner (ELL) Program

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Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (MPTVHS) is proud to provide specialized instruction to identified English Language Learners (ELL) in English Language Development Levels (ELD) 1 through 5 and Formerly Limited English Proficient (FLEP) students in grades 9 through 12, representing nearly 50 percent of the school’s total student population.

These students, speak 13 languages and come from several different countries. This diversity adds a vibrant richness and new perspectives our school.

The MPTVHS ELL program follows a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) model, in which students receive ELD instruction by licensed English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and sheltered content instruction (SCI) by licensed subject-area or grade-level teachers. This program model is designed to support ELL students both in their English language acquisition and in their academic learning. Additionally, MPTVHS has a Newcomer Program for students who recently arrived to the country and a Severely Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) program for students who may have gaps in their education and need specifically designed remedial enrichment in literacy and numeracy while learning English. MPTVHS offers the unique opportunity for ELL students to receive a tailored career and technical education by providing vocational ESL with trained CTE and ESL teachers.

Listening & Speaking

Students are expected to meet minimally acceptable standards (level 2-4 using BPS ELD Task Descriptions) on the following products:


  • Language Acquisition Portfolio
  • Personal Narrative (Oral and written presentation)
  • Group Research Project (Oral and written presentation)

Early Intermediate

  • Language Acquisition Portfolio
  • Personal History (Oral and written presentation)
  • Research Project (Oral and written presentation)
  • Memorize and recite a piece of poetry


  • Language Acquisition Portfolio
  • Compare and Contrast or Cause – Effect Essay (oral presentation)
  • Memorize and recite a piece of poetry, speech, or monologue
  • Transitional
  • Language Acquisition Portfolio
  • Memorize and recite a piece of poetry, speech, or monologue
  • Persuasive Essay (Oral and written presentation)