The goal of the ESOL Program is to ensure that all students, entering Broward County Public Schools with varying levels of limited English proficiency, receive comparable and comprehensible instruction. This instruction helps these students to develop communicative and academic skills necessary for meeting national, state, and district educational standards.
All schools with students classified as English Language Learners (ELL) must provide an appropriate ESOL program to meet the specific students' needs in language learning, academic achievement, and in cultural integration.
Students in the ESOL program are required to meet the same curriculum standards as any other student in English/Language Arts and content area instruction. The content of the curriculum is established by the Sunshine State Standards. ESOL strategies, supplementary materials, and native language assistance are used to ensure that comprehensible instruction is being provided to every ELL student.
What is the ESOL Leadership Council?
This is a district wide forum for Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents and interested community members to assist the District in identifying the educational needs and priorities of LEP students. The ESOL Leadership Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at the K.C. Wright Administration Building. For more information, contact Yvette Fernandez in the Bilingual/Foreign Language/ESOL Education Department at 754-321-2951; orclick here to visit the department website.