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Social language involves everyday topics including greetings, personal experiences, current events, community events, information about family and friends, health and safety, social events, and personal opinions.
Instructional Language involves everyday classroom and academics topics including classroom materials/supplies, information gathering, school or classroom rules, instructions, directions, class discussion/discourse, school events, and requests for information.
Components and Strands: There are three components and four strands interwoven throughout the English as Second Language (ESL) Standards. The extent to which each component is exhibited within the communication of as English learner reflects the level of that student’s English language proficiency, as evidenced in the Performance Definitions. Linguistic complexity, vocabulary usage, and language control increase incrementally as students’ progress from one ELP level into the next. The four strands designate the four domains of language at each proficiency level.