Structured English Immersion (SEI)

  • A language acquisition program for English learners in which nearly all classroom instruction is provided in English, but with curriculum and a presentation designed for pupils who are learning English. At minimum, students are offered Designated ELD and provided access to grade level academic subject matter content with Integrated ELD. This program is offered at all schools, in grades TK-8.

Dual- Language Immersion (DLI) Program

  • A language acquisition program that provides language learning and academic instruction for native speakers of English and native speakers of another language with the goals of high academic achievement, first and second language proficiency, and cross-cultural understanding. This program begins in Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten (TK/K) and continues through seventh grade.

Developmental Bilingual Program

  • A language acquisition program for English learners that provides instruction to students utilizing English and a student’s native language for literacy and academic instruction, thus enabling an English learner to achieve language proficiency and meet state-adopted academic achievement goals. This program begins in TK/K and continues with the goal of biliteracy through 5th grade.

Heritage Language Program

  •  A language acquisition program for English learners that provides instruction to students utilizing English and a student’s native language for literacy and academic instruction. This program enables non- English speakers or students who have weak literacy skills in their native language to achieve language proficiency and meet academic achievement goals.

Adult ESL Program

  • In addition to providing a comprehensive English Language Development program for English learners in grades K-8, the district works in collaboration with the East Region Adult Education Program to provide free ESL classes for parents and community members.

    Due to COVID we are unable to provide ESL classes at our CV school sites during the '21-'22 school year. We will revisit it in the Fall of 2022.

    Please note: Parents and community members can still access these free ESL courses at the El Cajon Adult Campus, for more information: call (619) 401-9750 or email Lance Yocom, lyocom@guhsd.net

Language Development Instructional Services and Programs