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English Language Acquisition
ELA is an educational approach in which students are instructed in the use of the English language. Instruction is based on special curricula that typically involves little to no use of the native language and is usually taught during specific periods. For the rest of the school day, students may be placed in mainstream classes, (an immersion program). A student may be eligible for ELA services if English is not the native language spoken at home. The student may also be eligible or required to be ELA tested if some relative who speaks another language lives with the student.