GIFS believes that learning with peers is vital for student development; not only academically but also socially and emotionally. With that in mind GIFS’ ELL program ideally occurs in the student’s classroom with collaboration of the ELL instructor and classroom teacher. However, pullout ELL is used when lack of English skills are preventing a student from succeeding and interacting within the regular classroom environment.
At GIFS, the ELL program has two streams. The first stream focuses on regular ELL support and offers classes that teach speaking, listening, reading and writing. The second stream is for remedial English tutoring in writing and grammar. Students are assessed quarterly to determine their level of program.