Welcome to Parkland School District

ESL Department

(English for Speakers of other Languages)

The Parkland School District strives to ensure the academic, social, emotional and physical success of each student in our district. The Parkland community, the Board of School Directors, the administration, the staff and parents all work collaboratively to this end.

IMG_1069Our goal for English Language Learners is to become independent learners in a school environment that affirms linguistic and cultural diversity.  We also strive to acclimate these students to their new culture while maintaining the pride they have for their own culture.  We assist these students in school and in their community by helping them to use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways.  Our objective is to help these students gain proficiency in the English language.  We focus on enhancing academic speaking and listening ability in addition to developing reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.