Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs → Department of Instructional Programs → ESOL/Bilingual Programs
In MCPS, we are proud of our diverse, multilingual, multicultural population. Every student and every family is important and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with everyone else. We work hard to ensure that every student succeeds and that every parent is a partner in educating all of our children.
The goal of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is to empower ESOL students to master academic English to thrive in school, college, careers, and as global citizens. The education of students learning English as a new language is a collaborative responsibility shared by the ESOL teacher, the classroom teacher, all other appropriate MCPS staff, as well as the ESOL student.
Students in these programs receive 50 percent of their instruction in English and 50 percent of their instruction in another target language. Students alternate their time between English and the target language receiving instruction, in all subjects, in each language. For more information about the Dual/Two Way Immersion program, visit the Two Way Immersion website.
The schools currently offering a dual language or two way immersion program are:
Brown Station ES | Kemp Mill ES | Washington Grove ES
Glossary Commonly used terms and acronyms
Instructional ProgramsPrograms designed to support English language learners as they acquire academic English and progress in all other subject areas
ESOL Bilingual Advisory Committee (EBAC)Parents and community feedback, perspective and support for the ESOL leadership
ESOL Testing and Accountability Center (ETAC)Provide a high quality, accurate English language proficiency assessment of English Language Learners
American Indian Education Program (AIEP)Tutoring and activities for American Indian students in MCPS