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English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL teachers work in collaboration with the classroom teachers to provide English language support that promotes achievement in the grade level content areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies). Services for English Learners build upon the unique cultural and linguistic attributes students bring to the learning community while growing their English proficiency in the four language domains (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Stafford Schools Elementary ESOL Department provides three types of ESOL services: English language development (pull out), content classes with integrated ESL support (co-teaching), for students who exit the ESOL program (4.4 and above on WIDA Access). monitoring and consultation for 2 years, and dual language instruction (currently being piloted at Widewater Elementary School).