Elementary ESOL/HILT

Arlington Public Schools uses a collaborative, inclusive model of instruction for elementary English learners in the English for Speakers of Other Languages/High Intensity Language Training (ESOL/HILT) Program. They receive their ESOL/HILT services by a certified ESOL/HILT teacher in a variety of ways. The table below shows the four possible models of instructional delivery. In each of the models, students are learning the grade level content (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, etc.) and are also acquiring the social and academic English proficiency they need to have success in school.

Elementary ESOL/HILT Instructional Delivery Models

  Co-teach  In the co-teaching model, the classroom teacher and the ESOL/HILT teacher plan and teach the content together. The teachers share instructional responsibility, and are both involved in the teaching and assessing of student. The ESOL/HILT teacher addresses the language acquisition needs through differentiated instruction. This instruction gives the English learners access to and understanding of the grade level standards.
  Push-in  In the push-in model, the classroom teacher and the ESOL/HILT teacher share instructional responsibilities. The ESOL/HILT teacher works with small groups of English learners inside their grade level classroom, with a focus on English language development. This instruction gives the English learners access to and understanding of the grade level content.
  Pull-out  In the pull-out model, English language development instruction by the ESOL/HILT teacher takes place in small groups outside of the classroom. This intense instruction is often for short periods of time and can be in groups by English proficiency level or heterogeneous learning groups.
  Consult/Monitor   This model is for students who have reached English proficiency and may still need language support. It is provided by ESOL/HILT teachers meeting with classroom teachers to share scaffolded lesson plans, adapted texts, or other language supports.