|English Speakers of Other Languages|
The English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program serves students with English language needs. Students may enter school speaking a language other than English, have a home language that is something other than English, or have academic difficulties due to interference from a first language.
Students studying English as an additional language are sometimes referred to as LEP, or Limited English Proficient. Oregon City Schools understands the challenges of acquiring a new language, adjusting to a new culture and succeeding academically. Our program offers assessment, direct instruction, parent consultation and teacher consultation. Oregon City Schools provides LEP students with ongoing academic assistance based on individual need. A rerferral may be made by calling the ESOL instructor or the student's teacher.
For more information about English language learners and the classroom go to http://www.readingrockets.org/article/33048.
ESOL Instructor: Michelle Marentette-Hermanutz, phone 419-698-6000