Core Values: Our work is guided by the following values;
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Southwest:
High school students attend ESL classes as part of their daily schedule. ESL services are provided during co-taught mainstream grade-level classes and/or in stand-alone English Language Development (ELD) classes. Stand-alone ELD classes offered at Southwest are:
Academic Language Development classes support English Learners with the vocabulary, academic discourse, and writing demands of core content classes. Units of instruction are aligned with WIDA English Language Proficiency standards and are designed to increase students’ social and academic English skills to ensure success in content classes.
Our next EL parent meeting is on December 2nd, 6pm - 7:30pm in room W209.
Check your student's grades using Parent Portal:
Anna Farrell (Lead ESL Teacher)
Jose Alvillar-Hinojosa (Spanish):
Zeinab Omar (Somali):
ESL Department Phone:
ESL Office: W209
English Language Proficiency levels and Can-Do descriptors
Speaking and Writing Rubrics