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Language Acquisition

PVSchools has the opportunity to empower all English learning students to become educated, world-class thinkers who will positively impact society and become future leaders.

PVSchools offers the best English language development (ELD) programming to ensure students achieve academic, linguistic, and social success. All students' unique experiences, cultures, and home languages enrich the learning environment. It's an honor to fulfill the mission and prepare students for a bright and prosperous future.

Language Acquisition Services

PVSchools provides a variety of services directly to parents and students. This includes:

  • All aspects of language development in our elementary, middle schools and high schools
  • Compliance issues for English Language Learners
  • Testing of students for English Language Proficiency
  • Translation services for key documents and critical communications
  • Interpreter services as identified and requested by the schools
  • State and federal grants for special populations

If you need language acquisition services, talk with the principal, a teacher, or a counselor at your child's school.


What Is a Structured English Immersion (SEI) classroom? 

The Structured English Immersion (SEI) classroom is designed to teach English to students who are not proficient in the English language.

The class structure consists of:

  • English as the language of instruction.
  • Students receiving four (4) hours of English Language Development daily in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary and Grammar.
  • Materials in English.
  • Students grouped by language proficiency level.
  • Students taught by highly-qualified teachers.
  • Students taught English at an accelerated rate.

Benefits of Structured English Immersion for ELLs

  • Students will learn English at an accelerated pace.
  • Students can concentrate on learning English.
  • Students will learn the English required for academic class work.
  • Students will be in classrooms with teachers who are trained to teach English Language Development.

What Is English Language Development (ELD)?

ELD instruction includes pronunciation (phonology), word building blocks (morphology), word order (syntax), and vocabulary (lexicon and semantics). These elements are foundational for proficiency in:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

View the Success for our English Language Learners brochure.

This pamphlet from the Arizona Department of Education explains services for students whose primary language is not English.

View the Success for our English Language Learners brochure (Spanish).

Palomino Primary has a wonderful and diverse range of activities students can participate in on a weekly basis to enrich their learning experience.