English as a Second Language (ESL) Department
Welcome to the Southwest English as a Second Language (ESL) Program!
We are excited to have you and/or your student join our program! The ESL Department promotes academic achievement of multilingual students who qualify for English Language Development (ELD) services through research-based instructional strategies, language-rich learning environments, and affirmation of student, family, and community assets.
Our work with Multilingual Learners (MLs) is guided by the following values:
Bilingualism is an asset
Every parent is a partner
All teachers are teachers of Multilingual Learners
All Minneapolis Public Schools staff are responsible for the success of Multilingual Learners