The ESOL department offers support to provide educational excellence and
continuous achievement for all English Language Learners and promote
ESOL instruction through content learning.
Charleston County has a wonderfully diverse population of English Language
Learner (ELL) students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
program. This year over 2600 students from all over the world representing as
many as thirty-six different languages were enrolled in 76 CCSD public schools.
teachers provide services for these students. The students
learn the English language through studying not just English, but science,
social studies and math.
We focus on all content areas in the ESOL curriculum. The ESOL staff is as
talented and diverse as the student population they serve. Among the 40
teachers are four teachers who have already achieved national board
certification. Our fourteen bilingual teachers are an asset to our program and
prove to be of tremendous assistance to the families of the many Spanish, French
and Portuguese speaking students in the district.
This dedicated group of teachers works with children in school, at home and
even in the summer to ensure that language skills continue to progress and that
the lines of communication with parents remain open. In addition, we offer
adult evening classes with child care for parents of our students and focus on
establishing and maintaining positive relationships between parents, teachers
and all school personnel.