WHAT IS ESL?
South Lyon Community Schools’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program serves approximately 300 English Learners (ELs) whose first or home language is not English. Kindergarten students and all students new to the district are evaluated for English proficiency level at the beginning of the school year or upon registering. The type and frequency of ESL services to be provided is determined based on that evaluation. Services provided to students include push-in or pull-out support. All services are provided by certified ESL teachers.
Per Federal law, all ESL students’ English proficiency is assessed each spring to determine amount of growth made during the school year as well as to determine if services need to continue. Michigan is one of 39 states that use the WIDA (World Class Instruction and Design Assessment) to assess ELs' English proficiency. Students are assessed in the four language domains: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
For information or questions please contact Kelley Engblom, ESL coordinator, at 248.573.8111.ESL TEACHERS
- Rosie Crandall, JK-5/Elementary
- Debby Murray, JK-5/Elementary
- Elsa Musko, JK-5/Elementary
- Elizabeth Yang, JK-5/Elementary
- Marie Arao-Hansen, 6-12/Secondary
- Ellen Brengle, 6-12/Secondary
To view the World Class Instruction and Design Assessment (WIDA) standards and can-do statements, go to www.wida.us