ESOL

"The goal of the ESOL program is to help the English Language Learners to learn enough English to function linguistically and culturally in the Montgomery County Public Schools and in the mainstream of American society." - Montgomery County Public Schools Divisino of ESOL/Bilingual Programs

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program helps students who are not English-native speakers learn academic English, adapt socially, achieve academically, and eventually move into mainstream classes.

Our students come from many countries around the world. Some have attended school in their native countries while others have had limited educational experiences.

Students are scheduled in one of five ESOL levels. Their placement is based on a variety of assessments incuding the WIDA Proficiency Test which tests students' English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Teacher observation and parent input is also used. The student's schedule is based on language acquisition, not on grade level.

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Staff

Staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers are listed in the Staff Directory

 

      Labbate 2016                 Caputo 2016          Ms. Fowler  2016  
Lisa Labbate    
 ESOL 3.4, 5   
Ac. Lang     
          Lisa_D_Labbate@mcpsmd.org               

   Carrie Caputo     

       ESOL 1&2/3&4  

      Carrie_M_Caputo@mcpsmd.org   

 

 

Hillary Fowler   

ESOL 2, 3, 4    

       Hillary_L_Fowler@mcpsmd.org