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ESL Program Offerings

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ESL Programs

At the Elementary Level


  • Language Acquisition - ESL teacher pulls small groups of pre-functional and beginner students to work on language acquisition 

  • Leveled Literacy Intervention – ESL bilingual assistants and some teachers provide reading intervention for students not “On-track” using LLI kits  Math Literacy Intervention – Math literacy interventionists, ESL bilingual assistants and some teachers provide math support for students not “On-track” 

  • Push-In Program- Bilingual instructional assistants and ESL teachers go into general education classrooms to provide further support for ESL students

     

At the Middle School Level

  • English Language Learners are scheduled to have English class with their ESL teacher

  • The other classes are usually taken with mainstream students

  • Bilingual Assistants provide support and reading intervention in general Ed classes  


At the High School Level

  • English Language Learners are scheduled to have English class with their ESL teacher

  • The other classes are usually taken with mainstream students

  • Northland High School has some sheltered courses (for example, a Science class only for ESL students, taught by a teacher certified in Science and TESOL

  • Bilingual Assistants provide support and reading intervention in general Ed classes


Sheltered Sites at Mifflin MS, Beechcroft HS, Independence HS, International HS, Mifflin HS, Northland HS, West HS, and Whetstone HS. 


Middle and high school students with limited or no prior schooling or educational experience may attend the sheltered sites at these buildings. 


These sheltered sites offer:


  • In the middle school, Pre-functional and lower Beginner level students are scheduled for English and Math with ESL staff.  They are also scheduled for Intervention in Reading (LLI).  The rest of the day, they have classes with their native English speaking peers 

  • In the high school, Pre-functional and lower Beginner level students are scheduled for English, Math, Science & Social Studies with ESL staff.  They are also scheduled for Intervention in Reading (LLI).  The rest of the day, they have classes with their native English speaking peers

  • At both sites, Pre-functional & Beginner level students receive Push-in support in other (elective) courses

  • As students’ English improves, they are transitioned into more General Ed. Classrooms


Columbus Global Academy

Middle and high school students with limited or no prior schooling or educational experience may qualify for special assistance at the Columbus Global Academy.

Enrollment is based on:    

  • Be in Columbus City Schools for less than 2 years

  • Perform at the Pre-functional or Beginner level

  • Recommended by the Assessment Center or their previous school

  • Enrollment must be approved by the ESL Department

  • Parent must agree 

CGA  Offers:

  • Subject and TESOL Certification

  • Bilingual assistants in most classrooms

  • Beginner level classes for students with little or no English

  • All core classes meet district requirement

  • Reading clinic

  • RTI (Response to Intervention)

OGT, College & Career Readiness Program


This program is for Non-Grad ESL students who have passed all required courses, but have not passed all 5 parts of the OGT.  The OGT, College & Career Readiness Program offers:

  • Small group tutoring for OGT

  • Career development

  • Resources for college


Parent Literacy Program

  • to improve our parents’ English

  • to help parents understand  school procedures for student success

  • to improve our parents’ basic job skills

  • to encourage our ESL families to take a more active role in their community and schools

ESL OGT Summer Institute

  • ESL 10th-12th graders & non-grads

  • 2 weeks intensive OGT Prep

  • Summer OGT administration


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