Hiring Plan for ESL

Hiring Plan for teachers working with English Language Learners Anderson County Schools complies with state requirements and guidelines in the employment of teachers of English Language Learners. The guidelines are described below:

All teachers of any language instruction for English Learners (ELs) will be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading ,writing, speaking and listening. As required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 [3116(c)], potential ESL teachers’ listening and speaking skills will be evaluated through the interview process. Reading and fluency will be documented through the successful completion of the ESL Praxis and university course work shown through a transcript from an English speaking university. One writing sample will be required during the interview process to evaluate writing ability.

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 States,

“TEACHER ENGLISH FLUENCY-Each eligible entity receiving a subgrant under section 3114 shall include in its plan a certification that all teachers in any language instruction educational program for limited English proficient child that is, or will be, funded under this are fluent in English and any other language used for instruction, including having written and oral communication skills” [3116 (c)]