ESOL, English for Speakers of Other Languages

Department Members Program Description Course Offerings Counseling/Student Services Summer Reading List

Department Members

Ms. Miriam Avesani
Voicemail Extension 4362 Email Ms. Avesani

Ms. Concepcion Fernandez, NBCT
Voicemail Extension 4274 Email Ms. Fernandez

Ms. Sheryl Place
Department Chairperson
Extension 2215 Email Ms. Place

Ms. Beth Rondon
Home Language Assistant Program Tutor
  Email Ms. Rondon

Program Description
ESOL is a Language Arts program for students learning English as a second language.
Course Offerings

Students enrolled in ESOL receive two periods of English language instruction each day: (1) English through ESOL and (2) Developmental Language. Students enrolled in ESOL receive English instruction in a regular classroom setting as well as in a state of the art computer lab.

Spanish-speaking ESOL students may also choose to receive individual tutoring and translation services via the Home Language Assistance Program, where students receive pullout services during the regular school day from a full-time paraprofessional. Ms. Rondon is the Home Language Assistance Paraprofessional. Her office is located in the Media Center.

Free bilingual tutoring services are offered to Spanish speaking students. They may attend Language Arts and Science tutoring Monday through Thursday from 2:40 until 3:40. Contact Mrs. Place, ESOL Department chair for further information about this program.

Spanish speaking students in levels 1 and 2 may also receive bi-lingual instruction in Math, Science and Social Studies (BCC). Click here for a link to the curriculum bulletin.

Non-Spanish speaking ESOL students receive individual instruction and assistance in the home language from a multi-lingual team of tutors. This service is provided to the students during the regular school day.

Counseling/Student Services
Students enrolled in the ESOL program have their counseling/student service needs provided by a bi-lingual counselor. Click here to visit the Guidance page.
Summer Reading List

Download the list of the required and suggested books for all ESOL students.

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