Transitional Bilingual Programs in the Sheboygan Area School District Elementary Schools use the first language of the English Language Learner (ELL) in instruction when possible but with rapid progression to all or most of the instruction in English. Instruction is in English adapted to the student’s English proficiency levels and provides a modified curriculum-based content. Native language skills are developed only to assist the student’s transition to English. Licensed ELL teachers enhance context by providing visual props, hands-on learning experiences, drawings, pictures, graphic organizers and small-group learning opportunities. The goal of this program is English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) acquisition and a quick transfer into mainstream classrooms.
The EL department at Lincoln-Erdman is comprised of 2 EL teachers (Jane Mayer and Samantha Vang), and 2 educational assistants (Pha Lee and Joanne Suhm).