Transitional English Resources

Transitional English instruction builds on students’ experiential and academic knowledge to develop skills in reading, critical thinking and analysis, and writing that will enhance their success in college-level courses across majors and career pathways while aligning with the Illinois Learning Standards.

To support the implementation of Transitional English, a Statewide Advisory Group has been established in partnership with ISBE, ICCB, and IBHE that is comprised of secondary and postsecondary representatives that advise on the approach for professional development, curricular resources needed, and a review of materials currently in use by communities implementing Transitional English.

Through the collaboration and efforts of this group, resources have been created and community resources have been vetted that align with the Statewide Course Parameters, Competencies, and Policies document to support new and established Transitional English courses to meet the requirements to apply for statewide portability. Please utilize, repurpose, and share the following resources within your community as you look to enhance or design a Transitional English course.

Sample Unit Plan Resources

These examples are in process and represent the best thinking of communities. They will continue to be iterated based on feedback and student outcome.

Homewood-Flossmoor High SchoolRegional Office of Education 47
Transitional English Course OverviewTransitional English Isolation Unit
Transitional English Course MapTransitional English Medical Ethics Unit
Transitional English Unit 1Transitional English Success Unit
Transitional English Unit 2
District 100District 211
Transitional English: Global Awareness Course Overview Transitional English: Introduction to Rhetoric Course Overview
Transitional English: Global Awareness Planning Calendar Transitional English: Introduction to Rhetoric Planning Calendar

Statewide Transitional English Resources

For more information on Transitional English, please access the following materials for an overview of the Statewide Transitional English course parameters, competencies, and policies:

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