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English as a Second Language Program

 There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers, and curriculum; for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education.  Lau v Nichols, 1974

Anna Fulton
Coordinator of English as a Second Language Programs            

Westwood Middle School
O.T. Bonner Middle School
George Washington High School
Galileo High School

Brianna Massingale
ELL Specialist

Schoolfield Elementary School
Gibson Elementary School

Kimberly Unger
ELL Specialist

Park Avenue Elementary School
Forest Hills Elementary School

Martha Athey
ELL Tutor

Johnson Elementary School
Woodberry Hills Elementary School

ESL Resource Center
Westwood Middle School, Room B101
500 Apollo Avenue
Danville, VA 24540


Parents as Educational Partners/ESL class
Westwood Middle School, Room B101
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Student Forms

LEP Participation & Accommodation Plan 
Home Language Survey (Spanish) 
Home Language Survey (English) 

Professional Development for Educators

Danville City Public Schools, ESL team, October 2013 
Expediting Reading (November 7, 2013) 
ESL Team Fall Report (November 2013) 

Information for School Level Personnel

LEP Participation Guidelines in VA Assessment Program 
Roles and Responsibilities of Educators 
Overview of the Identification Process 


WIDA (World Class Instructional Design & Assessment)
WIDA's Can Do Descriptors by Grade Level Clusters
English Language Development Standards Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12
Virginia Department of Education
English as a Second Language
ESEA-Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficiency & Immigrant Students
Teacher Direct

Websites for Parents and Students

Activities for ESL Students
Colorin' Colorado
Dave's ESL Cafe
EL Civics for ESL Students
Interesting Things for ESL Students
USA Learns (Learn English Free)