Charleston County has a wonderfully diverse population of English Language Learner (ELL) students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. This year over 5,500 students from all over the world representing as many as 80 different languages is enrolled in 80 CCSD public schools and programs. 63 teachers provide services for these students. The students learn the English language by studying not just English, but science, social studies, and math.
As a program, we focus on all content areas in the ESOL curriculum. The ESOL staff is as talented and diverse as the student population they serve. Our 22 bilingual teachers are an asset to our program and prove to be of tremendous assistance to many multilingual speaking students’ families in the district. This dedicated group of teachers works with children in school, at home and even in the summer to ensure that language skills continue to progress and that the lines of communication with parents remain open.