ESOL Level 1 is offered to students whose native language is other than English. An initial evaluation assesses each student’s current knowledge of the English language, and students are grouped accordingly. Students will be given a Milestones diagnostic test on the first day of class to ensure proper level placement. Our ESOL specialists have over 20 years of experience and provide a total immersion in verbal communications to help students gain a better foundation of spoken and written English. Over the years, students from Asia ,Europe and South America have rapidly mastered the English language for use in their studies and lives. Many have been accepted at America’s finest colleges and universities.
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Elizabeth Carbone is an experienced educator and currently the Director of ESOL at American Heritage School. She holds a Master’s in Education. Elizabeth has been a part of American Heritage School for 16 years. This is her 6th year as the Director of ESOL, a position that entails both specialized direct instruction and overseeing our 7th -12th grade ESOL programs. Prior to this position, Elizabeth taught Spanish, World History, and American History. She is also the High School Student Government Advisor, building leadership and school spirit through organized elections, social events, and school activities.
Gloria Carrasco has been teaching English for 30 years. She has worked abroad and in the U.S. sharing her love of English and literature. Gloria earned a degree in English from the University of Maryland and is currently working on an Educational Technology Master's program with Florida Gulf Coast University. Gloria is an experienced classroom and online teacher who enjoys using technology in any classroom environment.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll. A specific teacher is not guaranteed. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording. Students must be age appropriate for the course. Young children must be supervised by a parent at all times. It is the parent’s responsibility to check with their child’s school when seeking credit for a course.