ELL Language Acquisition is designed for the beginning and intermediate English Language Learner, with special emphasis on academic language reading and writing. We will concentrate on vocabulary and grammar building exercises , using a series of current event short stories, common American cultural folklore, and cooperative learning activities to develop and enhance Cognitive Academic Language proficiency (CALP). Students will develop a vocabulary glossary and a weekly journal in a notebook dedicated to ELL class. Some writing assignments will become part of the student's file, to reflect yearly progress.