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Welcome to the Washburn English Learner Program!

The Washburn English Learner (EL) Program serves students at all levels of language profiency. Our goal is to support students to become multilingual and multicultural learners. Students attend EL classes as part of their daily schedule. EL services are provided during co-taught mainstream grade-level classes and/or in stand-alone English Language Development (ELD) classes. Stand-alone ELD classes offered at Washburn include:

  • ESL 1 and ESL 2
  • Academic Language 9, 10, 11-12
  • Math Concepts
  • Social Studies Concepts
  • Science Concepts
  • Sheltered Algebra
  • Sheltered Human Geography
  • Sheltered Physical Science

Academic Language Development classes support English Learners with the vocabulary, academic discourse, and writing demands of core content classes. Units of instruction are aligned with WIDA English Language Proficiency standards and are designed to increase students’ social and academic English skills to ensure success in content classes. We also offer support through the following co-taught classes:

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Science
  • AP US History
  • US History
  • World History
  • Government / Economics


Courses & Syllabi


Ashley Karlsson - Lead

Academic Language Development 11-12

World History

Ana Arévalo

Social Studies Concepts

Geography (Collab.)

US History (Collab.)

Susan Boen

Academic Language 10

Math Concepts (Collab.)

World History (Collab.)

Ginna Grussing

US History

AP US History

Katie Murphy-Olsen


Physical Science

Jonathan Rist


ESL 2A/2B Syllabus

Sheltered Human Geography 9 Syllabus

Dylan Woods-Weisman

Academic Language Development 9


Human Geography


Course Syllabi