ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD)
The Glendale Unified School District offers a broad-based English Language Development
(ELD) Program for English Language Learners. Classes are provided for all ranges of student
proficiency. At each of the five ELD levels, students are provided with two hours of language
instruction. Levels 1 and 2 are part of the “Structured English Language Immersion Program.”
These classes are for students who are non-English speaking or limited English speaking.
Students receive elective credit towards graduation. Instruction is almost all in English, but
classes generally have adult education assistants to provide support in primary language. ELD
levels 3, 4, and 5, the “English Language Mainstream/Supported English Language Program,”
are designed for students who are reasonably fluent in English and the instruction is in English.
Students are expected to meet grade-level standards in English, and these classes meet graduation
and some college entrance requirements.
ELD 1 – general elective credits (10 credits)
ELD 3 Writing – 9th grade English credits (10 credits)
ELD 4 Writing – 9th/10th grade English credits (10 credits)
ELD 5 Writing – 9th/10th/11th/12th English credits (10 credits)
ELD 2 – general elective credits (10 credits)
ELD 3 Reading – general elective credits (10 credits)
ELD 4 Reading – general elective credits (10 credits)
ELD 5 Reading – 11th/12th grade English credits (10 credits)