ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
To enable all limited English proficient students to be competent of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language
To provide instruction that emphasizes the acquisition and mastery of English
To increase the English language proficiency to the degree necessary to allow successful independent functioning in the regular school program
To enable limited English proficient students to participate fully in the benefits of public education
To provide limited English proficient students the opportunity to reach his/her full potential
Students are placed in the ESL program based upon their performance on an English language proficiency test of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, upon their academic achievement and other formal and informal measures. Depending upon the grade level and ability level of the individual student, ESL services are provided to meet specific needs. A combination of strategies are used to teach English: whole language, phonics, oral language skills, cooperative learning, and integrated reading. Emphasis is placed upon the development of the four communication skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Tallassee City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the Superintendent, 308 King Street, Tallassee, AL 36078, 334-283-6864. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964.