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ESOL
ESOL Family Resources

 

Welcome, Parents!

Here, you will find information regarding our ESOL program, the Florida  Consent Decree, resources for language development, cultural support, and information about parent involvement.

 

 

Please get in touch with us if you need support at home or school!

 

 

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) General information page - Click HERE

 

Free ESOL classes for adults in Ҵý County:

  • Marchman Technical College (MTC) in New Port Richey
  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
  • Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:00 pm.
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

         Click for more information.

F.K.Marchman Technical College Director: Robert Aguis 7825 Campus Drive New Port Richey, FL 34653 Phone: (727) 774-1700 Fax: (727)-774-1897. Campus Hours:

mtec.pasco.k12.fl.us

 

Ҵý County libraries offer classes via Zoom, individual sessions, groups, and even a book club! 

Please email sh@pascolibraries.org or claudiar@pascolibraries.org. More information can be found here.

 

  • Classes are free for anyone who lives in Florida and is over 18 years of age.
  • Each course has eight classes offered live over two months. The classes are held once a week on the same day and time. Each class is 2 hours long.
  • Once you complete the class sign-up form, you will receive an email with the link to join your class. When it’s time for your class to begin, click on the link to join. You will use the same link every week to join your class.
  • You will need to download Zoom.
  • The classes will help you practice English while learning about life in the USA and services that are available for people who need assistance. We use the award-winning We Speak NYC curriculum, which includes videos that are watched and discussed in class. The videos focus on important topics and model language that you can use in your everyday life.
  • The classes are taught at an intermediate English level. The teachers will be speaking in English. This course is not for beginners who are just starting to learn English.

 

NICERFL - Free English Conversation Club for New Immigrants and tutoring for their Kids - USF Tampa. Click here for more information.

Learning English in Hillsborough County - Other programs can be found here

Free online ESOL lesson resources  - Click here to download a document with more resources! 

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Helping Your Child Read, Write, and Communicate

There are many resources to help parents assist their children at home with reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  The following resources are available in Spanish and English and can be adapted for other languages as well.   We encourage parents to read, sing, write, and engage their children at home both in their native language as well as the second language in which they may be learning.  Remember to encourage your child every day!

  •  (available in Spanish and English)

Resources

 

Websites

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Curriculum Standards - Florida State Standards and WIDA Standards

The Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) include the English Language Arts standards in grades K-12 as well as the content-area literacy standards for middle school and high school instruction in the following content areas: history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

The WIDA English Language Development Standards were adopted by Florida in June 2014.   The English Language Development Standards are organized into the following four domains and six proficiency levels:

• Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
• Six language proficiency levels: 1-Entering, 2-Beginning, 3-Developing, 4-Expanding,
5-Bridging, and 6-Reaching
• Five grade-level clusters: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12.

 

Contact Us

For more information about parent involvement, please contact:

Andrea Knauber,  ELL Family and Community Engagement Coach. 

Phone: (813) 794-2517          Email address: aknauber@pasco.k12.fl.us

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