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Introduction to ESL Program

Mayfield City School District English as a Second Language Introduction

Mayfield City Schools serves approximately 100-150 EL students each year. These students represent close to 30 different languages.

Who are our EL students?  

  • A student who is between the ages of 3 and 21

  • Enrolled in an elementary or secondary school

  • Has a native/home language other than English, whether born in the U.S. or another country.

  • Has difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding English as determined by the Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener.

Why do schools have ESL programs?

Students who are EL may not perform well enough in class or on state tests to meet expected state standards of achievement until intervention with English instruction, modifications, and accommodations are utilized.

EL services are provided in each building in order to we meet the diversified educational and cultural needs of students who are learning English as a second language. We provide instruction in the English Language in four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. Appropriate modifications and accommodations in general education classes are also provided.  

How are services provided?

Instruction can be provided as a pull-out or push-in service.  

Pull-Out:  At all levels of proficiency, students are seen individually or in small groups to receive direct instruction in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our EL teachers design lessons guided by state standards that meet the unique needs of each student.

Push-In:  All EL students are in a general education classroom. There may be classes that are co-taught and may have two teachers, and/or a paraprofessional, to support the needs of all students. At the secondary level, there are scheduled opportunities for academic support classes or learning labs to assist students with their academics.  

Middle School Immersion:  This service is for students who have not received a composite score of 3 in Reading and Writing. Each student is monitored individually.

Our EL Teachers:

Mayfield High SchoolSarah Dellinger - [email protected] 

Mayfield Middle School: Vanessa Braun - [email protected]

Lander ElementaryMolly Luke - [email protected]

Millridge Elementary, Gates Mills Elementary & Center Elementary: Trevor Russo - [email protected]

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