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Title: ESL Services at George

ESL Services at George
created by Yelena Kniep, ESL Teacher
ESL Students at George
  • Currently 62 students are receiving ESL Services

Home Languages
  • Creole
  • Somali
  • Lao
  • Maay-Maay
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Amharic
  • Oromo
  • 9. Hindi
  • 10. Russian
  • 11. Moldavian
  • 12. Hmong
  • 13. Palauan
  • 14. Mayan

Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
  2. Guatemala
  3. Liberia
  4. Somalia
  5. Congo
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Fiji
  8. Ukraine
  • 9. Russia
  • 10. Laos
  • 11. USA

  • ESL English as a Second Language
  • ELL English Language Learners
  • ELD English Language Development
  • Exited advanced and proficient level students
    not required to receive services any more
  • Monitored have been exited within past 2 years
    under close watch can be reinstated
  • LEP limited English proficiency
  • ELP English language proficiency

Who is Eligible ?
  • Language other than English is spoken at home.
  • Student is assessed for English language
    proficiency and is at an Emergent, Beginner,
    Intermediate, or Early Advanced level.
  • Parents have given their permission for the

Proficiency Assessment
  • Students new to PPS get assessed at Welcome
    Center for Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Basic
    Math skills.
  • ELPA (English Language Proficiency Assessment) is
    administered once a year in spring to all ELLs.
  • Letters of Notification of ESL Services and
    proficiency levels are mailed to students homes
    each fall.
  • To see a sample test go to http//

Students eligible for ESL services receive
  • One ELD Period a day English language
    instruction from an ESL Teacher during a regular
    class period
  • Content-based instruction the focus is on
    developing language skills in English while
    preparing ELLs to study grade-level content
    material (language arts, science, math, etc.)
    delivered in ELD classes
  • Sheltered Instruction English is used as the
    medium for providing content area (LA, SS,
    Explore) instruction. English is adapted by
    content area teachers to the proficiency level
    of ELLs.

Monitoring Exited Students
  • Students who have been exited from the ESL
    Program in two last years are closely observed by
    their teachers to determine if these students are
    making an adequate progress in mainstream
  • Parents of recently exited students receive
    letters from ESL Department to inform them of
    their childs progress
  • Additional support services are available

Additional ESL Support Services
  • Morning homework club meets every day at 8 am in
    the library. Educational Assistant, Ms.
    Valenzuella, is available to translate for
    Spanish speakers and help all students.
  • Free ELD tutoring is available through SUN
    School. Parents need to fill out the paperwork,
    and give their permission.

Do you need support? Do you have questions about
your students ESL Services? Please call the
school at (503) 916-6262, e-mail to us, or stop
by. We are happy to help you with more
  • ESL Teacher, Liaison Yelena Kniep - ESL
    services, student eligibility, proficiency levels
    and placement, interpretation support request,
    any other questions ext. 7024 e-mail work hours 830 am 4
  • Bilingual Educational Assitant - Iris Valenzuela
    supporting students in classrooms and before
    school starts (8 am library), phone calls,
    conferences work hours 8am 130 pm
  • Community agent - Janet Dominguez - phone calls,
    home visits, conferences (M-Th 1130 330 pm F
    11-14) main office
  • PPS ESL Department - phone (503) 916-6525
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