English as a Second Language Department
Welcome! أهلا بك ¡Bienvenidos! स्वागत हे Bienvenue Chào mừng خوش آمدید Benvenuto Willkommen
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is for English Learners (ELs) whose first language is a language other than English and whose English proficiency is still considered to be limited. In the ESL program, ELs work with a licensed ESL teacher who helps them improve their English skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Our ESL program is a content-based program in which students learn English language skills through core instructional areas. Teachers use a variety of research-based instructional strategies that help students learn the English language and content simultaneously.
If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Laura Porcelli Luquet
Title III Program Specialist
Title III Parent Liaison
Web page resources for parents / Recursos en la web para padres/tutores
Lots of resources, training videos, book lists, etc., for teachers and parents of ESL students
Muchos recursos para padres y alumnos aprendiendo el ingles como idioma, como videos de entrenamiento y un lista de libros
Site for adults wanting to improve their English
Un sitio para adultos para mejora su ingles como idioma
Starfall.com has been a free online resource since 2002, teaching millions of children to read and inspiring a love of learning.
Un sitio gratuito en linea desde 2002, enseñando millones de ninos(as) leer e inspirar un amor por el aprendizaje.
Webinars for Families of ELs
Families are critical stakeholders within the comprehensive system of WIDA standards and assessments. Families of language learners have the right to know and understand how their child is progressing in his or her English language development.
By providing families with information about key topics including what it means to be an EL student, the WIDA standards and assessments, and how to interpret student language proficiency scores, parents will be better equipped to engage in meaningful discussions with educators about students' language instruction and progress. While parents are the primary audience for webinars, educators can also benefit, as this resource raises awareness about the types of questions parents of ELs may have and offers opportunities to examine local practices in order to enhance communication with families of ELs.
Click here for Webinars.