English as a second Language

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I will be working closely with your child's teachers to provide support for your child. Additional resources are listed below. Please email me at tallantj@msd19.org if I can help you in any way.


Jessica Tallant, ESL Instructor

ESL Instructor | 618-746-4738, ext. 2618

about Msd19 ESL

MSD19 offers English language instruction and support to emerging bilingual students with an emphasis on academic English. MSD19 has an extremely diverse population of English Learners, spanning all ages, grade levels, and levels of English proficiency. Combined, our students speak a total of 16 different languages. ESL instruction is focused on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. In addition, English Learners are given support in core academic subjects and classes.


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs Practice Test

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As the ESL instructor for the Mascoutah School District, I have the privilege of working with English Learners of all ages. Prior to coming to MSD #19, I worked as an ESL instructor in a large and diverse middle school in Georgia. After working with 7th and 8th grade ELs, I transitioned to elementary school where I taught 5th grade. I hold a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, a Master's in Inclusive Education (TESOL), and an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction.