ESOL Terminology

To begin, let's talk about some of the basic terminology and acronyms you'll see in all of these discussions:

ESOL:  English to Speakers of Other Languages. In the BCSD, this is the Department that oversees the instruction the District offers to English language learners.
ELLs:  English Language Learners. Students who cannot yet communicate fluently or learn effectively in English.
DLBE:  Dual Language Bilingual Education.  The current model of instruction at the Mount Kisco Elementary School, where academic content is taught both English and Spanish.