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The purpose of ESOL is to provide language support and instruction to English learners. This takes place through small group sessions, monitoring academic performance, and providing support and training to classroom teachers.
Based on the level of English language proficiency, students may have the opportunity to be a part of the ESOL program offered by Florence School District One. The ESOL program is available at every school in the District. Depending on English language proficiency, students may take part in pull-out sessions where ESOL specialists instruct students on language development in small group settings. Student achievement in the mainstream classroom is also monitored to ensure that appropriate accommodations are being made to fit the individual language needs of the student.
The ESOL teacher at Wallace Gregg is Paul Wells. He has over ten years of experience teaching English to children and adults both in the United States and abroad and has a master's degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from Greensboro College. He has a love of diverse languages and cultures and is grateful to have the opportunity to help our English learners at Wallace Gregg Elementary succeed in school and in life.