English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Parklawn provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services for students in grades Kindergarten through five.
Children who have a home language other than or in addition to English are given a language proficiency screening when they enroll. They receive proficiency levels ranging from 1 (beginner) to 4 (upper advanced).
Specially trained ESOL teachers work with grade level teams to provide language arts instruction in English, either in small groups or in the general classroom setting. The students come from all over the world speaking Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin and more.
Our ESOL services help students achieve academic success, develop critical thinking skills, and solve problems. More specifically, ESOL services:
Develops English learners’ language proficiency and communication skills.
Creates rigorous content-based curricula and resources to foster English learners’ collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Supports English learners’ access to advanced academics or appropriate special services.
Provides learning environments that build on students’ diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.
Promotes active participation of English learners and their families in the school community.