MS/HS ESOL Department

  • Geneseo's MS/HS ESOL Department 

    What is ESOL?

    ESOL, or English to Speakers of Other Languages, is a program that enhances a student's language, literacy, and cultural knowledge.  Students for whom English is a second language, either because they are from another country or because their home language is not English, attend ESOL classes as part of their academic curriculum.  ESOL students are identified by a Home Language Inventory Form and their continuance in ESOL classes is dependent on two assessments:  the LAB-R, given upon entrance to the school, and the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), which is given annually in the spring.  Geneseo MS/HS is proud to have a diverse population, with students from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, China, Puerto Rico and Spain.  

    What will students be doing in ESOL?

    In ESOL, students will be reading, writing, learning new vocabulary and studying grammar. My goal is to help students prepare for the NYSESLAT exam that they will take in the spring and also make them more confident speakers.