1101 Jackson Drive
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 752-2100
Fax: (469) 752-2101
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a program designed to help students become proficient in the English language. The program provides intensive instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and spelling. All teaching is in English. The goal of the ESOL program is to teach children English in order for them to become successful in the classroom.
The ESOL program at Jackson Elementary School serves students in grades K through five. If a language other than English is spoken most of the time by the student or in the home, the child is referred to the ESOL teacher for evaluation. If the child qualifies, the program is then offered to the family. Children in the ESOL program are placed in the regular classroom. They come to ESOL for instruction for 45 minutes each day. Beginners may be seen more often. Students in the ESOL program are evaluated regularly to measure growth and to determine the appropriate level of instruction When a student demonstrates an adequate command of the English language, he/she will be recommended for dismissal from the program.