MLL/ELL Programs at The Max

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."

-Frank Smith

We offer three programs for English Language Learners: What are the benefits to these programs?
  1. Dual Language
  2. Transitional Bilingual Education
  3. English as a New Language
  1. Students are able to use their hime language to learn English
  2. Students learn to appreciate different cultures
  3. Students who speak two or more languages are valuable to future employers
About our programs:

Dual Language

The dual language program teaches students in two languages: English and their home language, such as Spanish.  The home language and English are used equally. The goal of this program is for students to be able to read, write, and speak in both English and their home language.

Transitional Bilingual Education

The transitional bilingual education program provides reading, writing, and other classes in English and in the student’s home language. As students’ English improves, they spend more time learning in English and less time learning in their home language. Students leave the program when they are no longer identified as English Language Learners. The goal of this program is to support students' in their home language while they fully transition to English-only instruction. 

English as a New Language

The English as a New Language (ENL) program used to be called English as a Second Language (ESL). It provides instruction in English with support in the students’ home language so that they can learn to read, write, and speak English. Students from many different language backgrounds are taught together, and English may be the only common language among them. The goal of the program is to provide instruction in English with supports in the student's home language until they become English proficient.