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Beachwood City Schools

English as a Second Language

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Bridget Keil, ESL Teacher

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The main goal of the ESL program is to help students develop the English skills necessary to participate in grade-appropriate activities and age-appropriate social settings. 

All new students who speak a language other than English at home and students who received ESL instruction in the previous year are assessed for their English proficiency during the first weeks of each school year. Parents receive a letter with the results of the assessment when all students have been assessed.
Students identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) are tested yearly with the Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA). Once proficiency is reached, students are mainstreamed into grade level classrooms.

Helpful Links

Below are links students are encouraged to use over the summer and throughout the year to practice and to reinforce English skills.