Bilingual / ESL Department
DISTRICT ESL/BILINGUAL DEPARTMENT MISSIONThe Bilingual Education Department offers research-based programs and exemplary instruction for English learners in the Framingham Public Schools. We are committed to offering the highest quality of educational services to all English learners, with the goal of developing English language proficiency and achieving state content-area standards, while simultaneously valuing students' native languages and cultural backgrounds
FRAMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL ESL/BILINGUAL DEPARTMENT MISSIONThe ESL/Bilingual and Sheltered English Program provides a full range of academic classes for students with limited English proficiency. Classes are offered in Spanish, Portuguese and English. All classes meet the Department of Education requirements for graduation.
The purpose of the program is to prepare English language learners for high school graduation and opportunities for post- graduate study. Content classes in math, science and the social sciences are offered in Spanish and Portuguese. Content area courses are also taught in English using sheltered techniques. Six levels of English as a Second Language, ranging from beginning to advanced, are also offered. This allows students to study high school level curriculum while developing their proficiency in all four areas of the English language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. A comprehensive language and literature program is also offered in Spanish and Portuguese. MCAS preparation classes in English, Math and Biology are also offered.