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Spring Valley High SchoolESOL

E.S.O.L. Program at Spring Valley High School

Instructor: Phyllis Lala

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Spring Valley High School is divided in to four main levels: Beginner; Intermediate, Advanced, and Monitored/Mainstream. The English proficiency level of incoming ESOL students is ascertained through the administration of the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey on the day a student enrolls. If a student is coming to SV from a middle school, the student is placed in the proficiency level recommended by the middle school teacher. All beginner students are enrolled in both an ESOL class and an ESOL lab. Students remain in the active ESOL program until they meet guidelines set by the State Department of Education to move to monitored and then exited status.
ESOL instruction focuses on developing both basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language skills of the English language learner (ELL). Beginner ESOL classes focus on acquiring interpersonal communication skills, intermediate classes combines both interpersonal communication and academic language skills, and advanced classes emphasize academic language skills.
For more information about this program, contact Phyllis Lala at 699-3500, ext. 69259 or by email at