English Language Development 1 (ELD 1)
English Language Development 1 (ELD 1) is the first level of language learning for students who arrive in the U.S. and need to learn English. The students learn basic vocabulary and structures of the English language through reading, writing, listening and speaking. The students are introduced to the social skills necessary for survival in an English-speaking environment. Students study the Introductory level of the Milestones curriculum (textbook and workbook) and use computers to take online quizzes and tests, study vocabulary using Rosetta Stone, and utilize online translators to write beginning level essays, letters, and reports. ELD 1 students complete writing assignments for the MVUSD ELD 1 portfolio which is graded at the district level. Powerpoint presentations are constructed by students and presented orally. Students are introduced to basic CAHSEE / CST vocabulary and concepts and are quizzed on them. This course is a two-period block. The University of California system accepts one year of ELD as college prep English.