Welcome to Ms. Wagner's English as a Second Language Classroom.  Pioneer Elementary is an ESL Magnet School in Academy District Twenty.  Please contact me using the email link on the right.

Welcome to English as a Second Language!

ESL Mission Statement
The mission of the English as a Second Language Program in Academy District 20 is to provide English instruction and support for English Language Learners. Highly trained teachers and paraprofessionals facilitate students' acquisition of conversational and academic English through individualized and group instruction, allowing appropriate time for studetns to move into the mainstream curriculum. Advocacy for these students is a primary concern as they learn to survive and compete academically in their new environment so they m ay excel in our diverse, global society.
ESL Program Performance Standards
  • Students will use English to communicate in social settings and learn strategies to extend their communicative competence in English.
  • Students will use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways, both ver bally and non-verbally, appropriate to audience, purpose and setting.
  • Students will develop skills in reading and writing in English to enable them to compete successfully with peers in school and in the community at large.
  • Students will use English to achieve academically in all content areas.
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