English as a Second Language

Melissa Cook
651-403-8216 | melissa.cook@isd197.org

ESL provides academic support for students who are speakers of other languages aside from English. Some students may be "pulled out" for individual or small group work, while others are supported within their classroom. Areas of emphasis for encouraging progress in English include development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Additional work may be done in spelling, vocabulary building, pronunciation, and grammar in hopes that learners can achieve academic success. We want learners to have the most productive and positive school experience possible!