English Learner Instruction


English Language Development (ELD) 

In order to ensure ACCESS ELs achieve proficiency in English, all Beginning-Early Advanced level ELs are enrolled in an ELD course corresponding to their overall California English Language Development Test (CELDT) proficiency level:​

ELD Courses:

ELD, Beginning, #2435

ELD, Early Intermediate, #2436

ELD, Intermediate, #2437

ELD, Early Advanced, #2438

Designated ELD

ELD Curriculum for Long-Term ELs​

ACCESS’ ELD curriculum for Long-Term ELs supports ELs’ language development addressing the two major components of California’s 2012 ELD standards: I. Interacting in Meaningful Ways and II. Learning about How English Works. The ELD curriculum consists of six, two-month-long functions throughout the year: 





Explain & Describe


Sequencing Events


College & Career Readiness


Proposition & Support

September- October

Compare & Contrast


Cause & Effect




Each function revolves around an essential question that is relevant to ACCESS students.

Sample function: College & Career Readiness

Integrated ELD

Constructing Meaning (CM)™​

To ensure that ACCESS ELs learn to comprehend and produce academic English in all content areas, ACCESS has implemented an approach called Constructing Meaning​. ACCESS CM trainers support teachers in their use of CM strategies and tools to help ELs meet the rigor of the Common Core State Standards.