in Barnwell 45
English for Speakers of Other Languages ESOL Teacher: Suzanne Frederick
South Carolina honors being bilingual by offering
the Seal of Biliteracy for graduating seniors.
Are you bilingual? Do you qualify?
See the guidance department at Barnwell High School
for more information
Translate Your Remind Messages!
• Download Remind from the App Store or Google Play.
• Confirm that the phone is set to one of the languages that Remind supports:
Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and German
• Tap See translation (appears in the native language) to translate the message.
is an excellent way for kids and adults
to improve their language skills!
How do students qualify for ESOL services?
When students enter the South Carolina public school system, parents are required to complete a Home Language Survey (HLS). Schools use information from the survey to determine if a student’s English proficiency should be assessed. Students may be screened for possible eligibility for the ESOL program if a language other than English is listed when these questions are answered on the HLS:
What is the language that the student first acquired?
What language(s) is spoken most often by the student?
What is the primary language used in the home, regardless of the language spoken by the student?
Once a language other than English has been identified on the HLS, the student may be tested to determine if they qualify for the ESOL program. This program helps students become fluent in English. If students enter the ESOL program, they are entitled to services as English learners and will be tested annually to determine their English language proficiency. Normally, English learners see the ESOL teacher once or twice weekly during a time they are not missing core subjects such as ELA or math. They are also eligible for accommodations in the classroom.