I provide instruction in grades K-12 for students learning English as a Second Language. These students come from all over the world fom countries such as : China, Croatia, Honduras, India, Jordan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. If you are interested in the free Adult English Language Acquisition class taught by me, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 pm, please contact: Adult and Career Education of Central VA (434)-528-6494.
Si usted está interesado en la clase adulto libre de Adquisición del Idioma Inglés impartido por mí, los martes y jueves de 4-6 pm , por favor, póngase en contacto con : Educación de Adultos y de la carrera de VA central ( 434 ) 528 - 6494 .
The PURPOSE of the ESL program (from the Va. Dept. of Education ESL Handbook) is "to help the limited English proficient students learn English as quickly as possible....and to help them be successful in their school programs. Such instruction should also help them to adjust culturally to life in America."
The PROCESS OF IDENTIFICATION:
Upon enrollment parents complete a Home Language Survey.
An English language proficiency test (WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test) is administered to determine the level of instruction needed.
The ROLE of the ESL INSTRUCTOR is to:
Provide English instruction at the appropriate level (not bilingual education), from beginning conversational skills to reading and writing skills necessary for grade level assignments. Based on consultation with the classroom teacher, instruction takes place in a "pull-out" setting or as in-class support.
Evaluate and report progress based on the WIDA Access for ELLs English Language Proficiency Test (administered yearly)
Facilitate communication between teacher and student, and between school staff and the home.
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The ROLE of the CLASSROOM TEACHER:
You obviously cannot meet all the needs of the ESL student in the regular classroom. What you can do is be sensitive to what the student is facing and make accommodations when you are able. The ESL Teacher will work with you to determine the best way to support your new student.
Support for Parents
Si usted necesita ayuda con formas o elementos relacionados otra escuela , ven a mi grupo de padres. se reunira el cuarto miércoles de cada mes de 3: 20-4 : 00 en la cafetería de la Escuela Primaria Amherst.
If you need help with forms or other school related items, please attend my parents group which meets during the fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:20-4:00 in the Amherst Elementary School cafeteria.