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ESL

Ms Suzanne Verdu, sverdu@mcps.org

ESL

The ESL program provides intensive instruction in English especially designed for LEP students. The core curriculum of an ESL program is English vocabulary development and skill development in the four strands of language arts: listening, speaking, reading and writing

ESL teachers base their instruction on student needs and the English Language Proficiency Standards adopted by the Virginia Board of Education: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency Standards. Therefore, all newcomers will be assessed the first few weeks of school to identify the level of proficiency of the new student. If the student’s score is between a 1-Entering or 4.7-Bridging, the student will be enrolled in an ESL class. However, the parent has the right not to accept this recommendation.