ELL Language Interpreters
Language Interpreters (LIs) are recruited to provide interpretation for newly arrived students for a maximum of 4-6 hours per week. Students receive interpretation support for a maximum of four semesters. LIs for some languages are difficult to find. It may take a few weeks after the student’s arrival to identify a LI with the target language.
LIs help English Language Learners by:
- Providing essential vocabulary and concept interpretation related to the classroom curriculum as directed by the classroom teacher using both the student’s first language and English
- Serving as a communication link with the home at the direction of the classroom teacher
- Translating letters, forms, and notices