This course is desigend for English Language Learners whose English literacy skills range from the Preproduction to Early Production stages of language acquisition. Students must qualify for this class based on the results of the ACCESS or WAPT language proficiency test and/or teacher recommendation by ELL teaching staff. In this class, students will learn survival English as well as academic English. Instruction is primarily oral with the use of graphics, visuals, literature, and group work. The primary focus of this class is English language acquisition and understanding of American schools. One component of the course will be reading, which is based on the Read 180 reading program. Reading skills will be developed through an individualized compter based program, small group instruction, and independent reading.There is no tuition fee. Transportation is included.