English as a Second Language (ESL)

Central Office & Training Center
2010 N. 59th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104

913-627-4384 • 913-627-4398 Fax

What is ESL?

The English as a Second Language program is designed to teach students who speak languages other than English how to understand, speak, read and write in English. The ESOL program provides services to English Language Learners (ELL) that include suported English content, instruction and English language development.

ESL Services for Students & Families:

  • ESL Classes (Sheltered Instruction, Push-In, Pull-out, Collaboration)
  • Parent Advisory Meetings
  • Translators/Interpreters

Our Goals:

  • Maintain students first language & culture while learning English
  • Identify & assess all language minority students with KELPA testing
  • Develop English proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Promote multicultural awareness, understanding and acceptance
  • Provide Bilingual / ESOL material and resources to teacher, students, and parents
  • Provide quality professional development, addressing ESOL strategies, multiculuralism and related issues
  • Encourage and promote certified staff members to attain an ESOL endorsement
  • Encourage parental involvement and equitable access to school informaiton
  • Recruit minority / ESOL certified teachers