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English Language Development

El Segundo Middle School is committed to providing the highest quality education to all students, utilizing proven strategies and methods for English Learners.  Our teachers are all certified to instruct English learners, providing scaffolds and supports and tools to ensure academic rigor for English learners across the curriculum.  ESMS offers an additional English Language Development Class for further instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening for beginning to intermediate level English learners.
ESMS assesses students on an annual basis to determine English proficiency.  Using a holistic view of student development, ESMS staff hold meetings with families to determine when students can be redesignated as Fluent English Proficient.  The school engages parents through its English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and regular staff communication.  If you are interested in serving on the school's ELAC, please contact Dr. Plotkin at
Our students utilize the latest curriculum technology through our 1:1 iPad initiative, using application and programs to facilitate language develompent.  Along with research-based, standards-aligned curriculum, including National Geographic's Inside, teachers provide differentiated instruction to meet student needs.