• The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Manatee Elementary is designed to meet the diverse needs of English language learners (ELLs) who come from home environments in which the native language is other than English. These students may have difficulty understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the English language without additional support. Currently, students who are eligible for the ESOL program services based on test results represent more than 80 languages.

    ELL students receive their language arts instruction from ESOL certified teachers using research-based, effective teaching methods. In addition, bilingual assistants help students in all subject area classes and provide assistance to families with home/school communications.

    ESOL Goals

    • To help students attain English language proficiency,so they can succeed and excel in academics.
    • To provide instruction that satisfies diverse cultural and language needs.
    • To promote an appreciation of different cultures and their contributions to our society.

    For more information regarding ESOL services and programs, please visit the Manatee County School District website. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of all ESOL children.

    Laura Bernal

    ESOL Resource Teacher

    "Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language." ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.