ESL (English as a Second Language) is a program that provides intensive English instruction to students who primarily speak or hear another language at home. Teachers who are certified to teach ESL use special materials and methods to teach those students according to their individual needs. The goal of the program is to help students master the English language so they can be successful in their classes and take part in the total school program.
Our ESL program at Griffin currently supports students who are learning English as their Second Language. Our campus is served by one ESL Liaison who helps to identify students eligible for, and serve students in, the ESL program. The ESL Teacher works with students who are newcomers to the country as they are initially acquiring language. Our aides and liaison work with teachers of all ESL students and the students to ensure that they are succeeding academically. It is the goal of the ESL program that all students become proficient in the English language and no longer need the support of the ESL program.