The Department of ESL and Bilingual Services strives to prepare students for an expanding global environment by accelerating academic excellence through the teaching of a second language.
The ESL program assists non-native English speakers in acquiring the language proficiency and skills necessary to be successful academically in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking while also fostering individual students’ languages and cultures.
Students in the ELL program focus on the development of both social and academic language in all four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Students receive at least 30 minutes of instruction daily to enhance language acquisition in English.
Develop proficiency in the English language
Meet academic standards in all content areas
Build on their cultural and linguistic backgrounds to promote success in learning