English as a Second Language Program

The Souderton Area School District offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for those students who have a first language that is not English. Program goals include helping students acculturate to their new school and culture and developing students' skills so they can be successful in their content area classes. English Language Learners (ELLs) receive English instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking as well as academic support for the content areas. A newcomer class is available for students who speak little or no English. ESL instruction takes place either in an ESL classroom or in grade level classes where ESL teachers push-in to provide services for English Language Learners.