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Middle School English-as-a-Second-Language

Learning English, but also learning in English, is a formidable task and the ESL program at ISM is designed to help students successfully meet this challenge.  ISM offers specialized language instruction for students whose first language is other than English.


ESL Immersion Support

Research shows that language learning is greatly enhanced by meaningful use in authentic learning environments. Our program ensures that students have access to the mainstream curriculum as well as meaningful daily interactions with their English-speaking peers. In this sheltered-immersion model of teaching and learning, language specialists and content specialists work together to ensure that all language learners are given the support they need to access the curriculum. ESL teachers and content teachers co-plan and co-teach lessons to explicitly integrate language and content in the English, Social Studies and Science classes.


English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

In addition to support in English, Science and Social Studies classes, ESL students are enrolled in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) class. This is an intensive course designed to provide students with the explicit instruction, academic language and specialized support they need to be successful in their core classes. The focus on academic language enables students to develop the skills, strategies and language they need to participate and function successfully in their content classes. There is a focus on vocabulary enrichment, academic writing, textual analysis, research and problem-solving skills that support the concepts introduced in the core classes. The EAP class is compulsory for all ESL students and replaces the Modern Language option.

Please click the following links to view our ESL team: