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English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is aimed to develop linguistic competency for students with limited English proficiency. The goal of the program is to provide students with the language skills needed to actively participate in social and academic settings. Daily instruction is provided based on students’ needs.


ESL instruction correlates to the PA English Language Proficiency Standards and WIDA Can Do Descriptors. Students are instructed in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. These domains are addressed through language, literacy, and content-based instruction in the ESL classroom. Modifications and accommodations are also made in content classes based on an individual student’s level of English proficiency. Completion of the ESL program is based on the exit criteria set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


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