ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages
When the home language of students is "other than English," the students are screened for their English proficiency level. If the test results indicate that they are eligible for ESOL services, then the ESOL teacher provides regular instruction to promote the children's English language development and support them in their language arts curriculum. When the children reach the "independent" stage of English language proficiency, they no longer need ESOL support. They are ready for the classroom, and the ESOL teacher's work is complete!
If you have any questions regarding the ESOL program at Folger McKinsey, please email the ESOL teacher, JoAnne Wagner, at firstname.lastname@example.org