English Language Learners
Stamford Public Schools - Stamford, CT

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JOB DESCRIPTION

ELL Program Teacher

GENERAL STATEMENT

ESOL teachers work under Section
10-17e(3) of the C.G.S. This statute defines English to Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL) program as "a program that uses only English as the
instructional language for eligible students and enables such students to
achieve English proficiency and academic mastery of subject matter content and
higher order skills, including critical thinking, so as to meet appropriate
grade promotion and graduation requirements."

English Language
Learner (ELL) teachers are specially trained instructors who teach individuals
who are not native speakers of English. In Stamford, an ELL teacher may work
with students qualifying for bilingual or English for Speakers of other
Languages (ESOL) services. ELL teachers work with eligible students to
provide linguistic and academic support services. The goal of the ELL program
is to make the core curriculum comprehensible for ELLs while building language
proficiency in English. ELL teachers work by both providing direct services,
such as ESOL instruction, and indirect services, such as consultation with
classroom teachers and/or monitoring, to eligible students who have proficiencies
ranging from new-arrival to native-like (scale of 1-5 on the LAS Links). The
primary role of the ELL teacher is to enable eligible students to access academic
curriculum and assist ELLs in gaining linguistic proficiency in English. The
type of service and the frequency it is provided are student specific and dependent
on the student's linguistic proficiency and academic level.

Educational programs for limited
English language learners (ELLs) are regulated by No Child Left Behind (NCLB),
Title I and Title III. The ELL teacher receives supervision from building administration
and technical supervision and assistance from the Director of English Language
Learner (ELL) Programs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide
instruction for students who are eligible to receive ELL services

Modify
curriculum so that content is accessible for ELLs

Follow
a push-in or pull-out model to best service students

Provide expertise to building principals and Director of English Language Learner
Programs in planning and implementing programs which address the needs and abilities
of the identified ELL student population

Assist
in screening students to determine ELL eligibility and maintains appropriate
documentation with the goal of initiating instruction as soon as possible

Maintain
appropriate documents on screening and assessment of ELLs

Consult
with classroom teachers as appropriate to support access to curriculum and
instruction

Monitor
eligible students who are at a higher linguistic level in mainstream general
education setting, as per state requirements.

Check
in with academic subject area teachers to ensure that ELLs are doing well in
content area classes

Provide
strategies to content area teachers on how to successfully include ELLs at
higher linguistic levels

Act
as a resource to teachers of ELL eligible students in developing differentiated
strategies for students with limited proficiency in English

Assist
in the annual assessment of identified ELL students as mandated by State and
Federal statutes.

Communicate
with parents / guardians of ELL students

Assist
the Director of English Language Learner Programs in maintaining records and
reports as requested by local, state or federal agencies

Work
with building administration to develop reasonable schedules for servicing
students

QUALIFICATIONS


Connecticut Educator Certificate as required by

job assignment:
K-12 TESOL certification 111 pre-K-12


Experience working with ELL students preferred


Demonstrated excellence in teaching


Superior organizational skills


Demonstrated ability to work effectively with
administrators, teachers, parents and students


Superior communication skills (oral and written)

Board
Approved 05.22.2012

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