ESOL is an intensive, beginning-level combined-skills course for non-native speakers of English in middle school. It is designed to guide students in the development of grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as applied to academic English. Students will be given a Milestones diagnostic test on the first day of class to ensure proper level placement. Upon course completion, each student will be given an individualized skills assessment report. In addition, those students who will be continuing their studies at American Heritage School in the Fall Semester will receive a recommendation for ESOL placement for the upcoming academic school year.
Susana Levy is an experienced K-12 ESOL teacher. She is passionate about education and has been studying language acquisition and how to best teach it for ten years. She currently works as a high school ESOL teacher for American Heritage School, where she has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESOL. Susana believes that the best teacher is one who constantly learns, so she has participated in numerous ESOL professional development workshops and local and regional conferences. She plans to continue developing her career as a language educator and take efforts to facilitate cross-cultural communication.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.