English Learners (EL)


Students who speak multiple languages and are learning English while studying at BTC can get extra support before, during, and after BTC classes. BTC offers EL students in and out-of-class support, guided study labs, differentiated curriculum, and individualized learning strategies to support academic achievement and help students work toward their personal, academic, and career goals.

In-class support: A BTC EL Teacher works alongside students during their BTC class to monitor comprehension, use learning tools like visuals and graphic organizers, and support students during projects and hands-on learning.

BTC EL Support Labs: Students can attend BTC EL Support Labs, an additional class session to reinforce program vocabulary, concepts, and skills, and give extra opportunities to apply what they are learning during BTC classes. 

Future Planning Lab: Students are invited to this drop-in group for individualized support around post-secondary goals and plans, job searching, and preparing for college or careers.


Dan Capps

English Learner Teacher/Coordinator

Dan is a dedicated educator and program coordinator with more than 10 years of experience working with English learners. He has taught in K-12, college, and adult classrooms in Shanghai, Chicago, and Burlington, and he is excited to bring his student-centered approaches and strategic instruction to BTC. Dan holds Master’s degrees in Education (George Mason University) and British and American Literature (Marquette University), and he continues to learn alongside students in BTC’s rich technical programs. Dan is committed to supporting EL students as they build language and academic skills, explore personal interests, move along career pathways, and learn through hands-on experience.

Download the Program sheet 

Program Outcomes

Students that complete this program will have the skills necessary to successfully enter the workforce.

 Program Sheet in a Printable Version – COMING SOON

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