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English Language Development (ELD)

The PVPHS English Language Development (ELD) program is a three tiered instructional program of English language acquisition focusing on listening and speaking skills and strategies, grammar, vocabulary development, written language conventions, and reading comprehension. ELD 1 and ELD 2 are two-period instructional blocks for beginning and early intermediate English learners consisting of one period of Language Development (core content vocabulary, oral production of spoken English and listening skills development). ELD 3 is a rigorous course designed for early and advanced English learners. ELD 3 is aligned with the grade 9 English curriculum and is an approved course on the A-G list for the University of California.
  • October 15, 2018
    Dear PVPHS Parents of English Language Learner Students:
    It is time to elect candidates to serve on our English Language Learners’ Advisory Committee (ELAC). Stakeholders have been nominated by the community to serve in this capacity. An election for members to serve on the Peninsula High School English Language Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The 2018-2019 ELAC election ballot is below. Please mail or return the completed ballot below to the Main Office or room P105 no later than 9:00am, Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
If you have any questions, please call Anne-Marie Voegtlin, ELD Lead, at extension 705, or Junko Lee, ELD Instructional Aide, at extension 704.
English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)
The Palos Verdes Peninsula English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) works to ensure the involvement of families whose home language is not English. The English Language Advisory Committee includes the Principal, representatives of the teachers, and English Learners' parents representing at least the same percentage as there are English Learner students. The ELAC members may be nominated by any stakeholder, and nominees may be any stakeholder in the PVPHS community. The English Language Advisory Committee advises and interacts with the School Site Advisory Council plan for English Language Learners’ particular educational needs.
The PVPHS ELAC annual elects representatives to serve on the PVPUSD District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC). The 2017-18 ELAC Representatives are Asuka Morita and Peter Sun. Alternates are Kazuko Ishikawa and Shizuko Shinzawa.
ELAC Meeting Dates for 2017-18
October 04, 2017
October 13, 2017 - EL Parent & Principal’s Fall Forum
December 05, 2017
January 31, 2018
March 14, 2018
April 25, 2018
May (date to be advised) - EL Parent/Principal’s Spring Forum
All meetings take place in the Community Room at the Malaga Cove District Office from 11:30 – 1:00 a.m. (right after DELAC meeting)
English Learners Assessments
ELPAC Houghton Mifflin reading Inventory (HMRI)