English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)What is the ESOL program? Midway Elementary serves over 80 students in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. We also have over twenty monitored ESOL students. Students are given the WAPT assessment when they register at the Hill Center.Their level of English proficiency is identified. Three highly qualified teachers serve these students at Midway Elementary with extra support being given in the way of tutoring.Language acquisition develops through stages in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We have students at all stages and levels at Midway Elementary. The ESOL teachers serve the children through several models of instruction based on their needs. They pull students in small groups, go into classrooms for inclusion and co-teach classes. The ESOL standards are addressed through academic content.The nationally acclaimed WIDA Standards provide the framework for using the Into English Curriculum and integrating the Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core into instruction with our students.
Students are assessed yearly, in January, with the ACCESS test. The results are received in May and are used to determine the level and type of assistance needed by each student. We are very proud of our ESOL students! They contribute to the uniqueness of Midway Elementary!Midway's ESOL teachers serve the children through several models of instruction based on their needs. They pull students in small groups, go into classrooms for inclusion and co-teach classes. The ESOL standards are addressed through academic content.
For more information on the standards, please click on the link below and visit the Georgia Dept of Education.