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ESOL

Two of the courses that speakers of other languages take in English are listed below. See other courses under History and Language. The English for Speakers of Other Languages Program is designed for students to develop a high level of English for academic work in the United States. It prepares students broadly, including language training, content education, study skills, and cross-cultural orientation. Students must have at least an intermediate level of English to enroll. Typically, students take 3 full credit ESOL courses for one or two years, with gradual mainstreaming into non-ESOL courses. Included are two sheltered classes for advanced English learners, one in English and one in history. The ESOL classes teach language and academic skills to succeed in an American high school: the ability to write and speak clearly, work independently, think critically, act cooperatively, and join discussions effectively. Students must demonstrate proficiency at each level of the program before moving to the next level; those who do not may have the option of summer study to prepare for the next level. All seniors must be mainstreamed.

To view ESOL courses offered in the 2016-17 school year, please visit our Curriculum micro-site

 

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