ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” — Charlemagne

 

Welcome to the Brunswick School Department

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program.

 

 

Learn about our program

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is the program.

ESL (English as a Second Language) is the instruction subject.

EL (English Learner) is the student.

 

Languages spoken
by our students
and their families:

We are all English learners. Some of us happen to speak other languages. English may be our second, third, or even fourth language. Our diverse backgrounds add richness to our classrooms, our personal interactions, and our understanding of ourselves and others. The Brunswick School Department’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program serves students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. We strive to ensure that all students have equal access to content instruction while learning English at the same time. We also strive to make our schools a welcoming place for students and their families.


 Click each item below to learn more:

 

Experience English summer camp

 

Important Dates for district ESOL and International Student programs

Registration and identification for speakers of other languages

Frequently Asked Questions by New Families

*Assessments

WIDA rubrics

Translation and interpreter services

 

Arabic
Bulgarian
English
Filipino
French
German
Gujarati
Italian
Khmer
Lingala
Mandarin

Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Sudanese Arabic
Swedish
Tagalog
Thai
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
 

Student
Success

Professional
Excellence

Community
Connections

Success takes different paths.

 

Accommodations allow students to learn the same things in different ways.

Modifications allow students to learn different things in different ways.

Click here

to meet our staff.

 

Emily Darby, district ESOL coordinator/teacher:
edarby@brunswick.k12.me.us 

Bowdoin Bear PALS

Bowdoin College students volunteer as our
Partners in Academic Language Support.

To volunteer in the ESOL program:

BSD Volunteer online application
BSD Volunteer Handbook
ESOL Interpreter and Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement


Resources: 
(Click each line for links to helpful resources.)

»For Faculty and Staff

 »For Students and Families