K-12 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

K-12 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 2018-01-03T10:35:04+00:00

K-12 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is here to help prepare English Learner students for graduation and a successful life. Our team supports the community, the district, schools, staff and families with Academic English and English Language Development (ELD), bilingual programs, and newcomer and migrant programs and services.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools

K-12 ESOL

Phone:

503-399-1005

Email:

tooley_kathy@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Paulus Administration Center

1309 Ferry St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Linda Myers portrait

Linda Myers,
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Bradley Capener,

K-12 ESOL Coordinator

Kathy Tooley,

Senior Secretary

Contact ESOL Office
Elementary Programs Models Secondary Program Models
  • Two-Way Immersion Bilingual (Dual Language)
  • Transitional Bilingual (Literacy Squared)
  • ESOL/Sheltered Instruction
  • Self-Contained special education classroom with ELD in room
  • Newcomer Center/Transition Program
  • Two-Way Immersion Bilingual (Dual Language)
  • English Language Development (ELD)
  • Self-Contained special education classroom with ELD in room

ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Sheltered Instruction

  • Teachers use English as the language of instruction in all subjects, including reading and writing
  • Subjects are taught using sheltered instruction strategies to help students learn English and subject matter information at the same time
  • Teachers with ESOL endorsement
  • Students receive English Language Development (ELD) instruction on a consistent basis

Dual Language – Two-Way Immersion Bilingual

  • Subjects taught in both English and Spanish according to the model
  • The goal of the program is that all students, both native English and native Spanish-speakers, become bilingual and bi-literate and develop cultural competence
  • Spanish bilingual instructional assistant when available
  • Other subjects taught using sheltered instruction strategies following district K-5 Two-Way Immersion (Dual Language) instructional program
  • Students receive English Language Development (ELD) instruction on a consistent basis

Transitional Bilingual – Early Exit (Literacy Squared)

  • Literacy taught in Spanish grades K-5th decreasing in time according to the grade level (Literacy Squared) (4th/5th grade currently not available at all schools)
  • English Literacy taught K-5
  • Students receive English Language Development (ELD) instruction on a consistent basis
  • Other subjects taught using sheltered instruction strategies following district K-5 Early Exit instructional program
  • Teachers with bilingual and ESOL endorsements provide support in native language to clarify ideas and concepts
  • Bilingual instructional assistant support when available

Resources

thumbnail of Parent Guide for English Learners – English

Parent Guide for English Learners – English

thumbnail of Parent Guide for English Learners – Spanish

Parent Guide for English Learners – Spanish