New Jersey Department of Education

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English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mainstream

Part One: The Students
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ELL Intake Procedures

Home Language Survey: One of the important ways to assist the school district with a determination of the need for ESL and/or Bilingual instruction.

  • Parents should be given a home language survey to complete either at registration or at home.
  • The home language survey should be written in both English and native language of parents.
  • It should ask parents in which language they wish to receive correspondence from the school.
  • Every effort should be made to send important correspondence home in native language, if requested.