English Language Learners (ELL / ESOL)
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a program for eligible English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades K-12. The ESOL Program is designed to assist students in a standards-based curriculum emphasizing social and academic language proficiency. The program’s overarching standard is that students will use English to communicate and demonstrate academic, social, and cultural understanding. To reach this standard, it is critical that instructional approaches, both in ESOL and general education classes, accommodate the needs of Georgia’s linguistically and culturally diverse student and parent populations.