English Learner Students
The focus for our English Learner (EL) program is to provide our students with strategies and resources to help them achieve proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Our goal is for our EL students to emerge as confident leaders in our global community.
Georgia Cyber Academy offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program to students that qualify for services. Students in the program will receive small group support daily through a live class session with an ESOL certified teacher. Through the use of a National Geographic’s curriculum, students will work on reading, listening, speaking, and writing English Skills. Students get a unique opportunity practice their skills in a highly engaging and exciting class.
The ESOL teachers work in collaboration with classroom and other special programs teachers to support language acquisition of academic and social skills.
ESOL students will become fluent in the English language in the areas of listening, reading, writing, and speaking as measured by the WIDA Can-Do descriptors.
The ESOL teachers work in collaboration with families to ensure students and families receive the supports they need to be successful in a virtual schooling environment.
The ESOL program encourages the student's positive recognition and value of their culture and the diverse culture of others.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are English Learners?
- What is the correct terminology to identify language minority students?
- How does a student qualify for the EL program?
- Why should my child participate in the EL program?
- Are ELs eligible for special education services?
- How can I help my child?
- Should I stop speaking my native language at home and speak English only?