• ESOL

    This office reports to Curriculum & Instruction and is part of the Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Division.

    Contact Information

    Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
    8908 Riggs Road
    Adelphi, Maryland 20783
    301-445-8450
    301-445-8457
    @PGCPSESOL

    Kia McDaniel
    Instructional Supervisor
    Kia.McDaniel@pgcps.org

    Our Mission

    The mission of the ESOL program is to prepare ELLs to effectively use English language skills and academic strategies to participate confidently and successfully as productive citizens in the school community and beyond.

    Areas of Responsibility

    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program provides the English language instruction required of local educational agencies for English Language Learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12. Students, who are determined to be in sufficient need through language proficiency testing, receive language support from a certified teacher who has extensive knowledge of second language acquisition using effective strategies for meeting their needs.
    • ESOL Instruction
      What is ESOL?
    • English Language Proficiency Testing
      Overview of English Language Proficiency Testing
    • Title III
      Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act requires that English Learners (ELs) attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet. Our district uses Title III funding to provide supplementary materials for English language instruction, professional development for ESOL and content area teachers and to develop language focused curricular resources to support English Learners.

    Highlighted Programs

    • GED Option for English Learners
      This program is designed for English Learners who are have not obtained the appropriate number of credits to successfully graduate before reaching age 21. This program provides an option for students to stay enrolled in Prince George's County Public Schools school while earning a GED, which results in a Maryland State high school diploma. English Learners must be 17 or older and meet specific criteria with regards to language level and number of years enrolled in U.S. schools.