English as a Second Language
The focus of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department is to support our diverse group of English language learners with the transition to using English as their primary language of instruction in a college preparatory program. All courses are designed to help students gain confidence in both social and academic settings as they build their language skills across all four language domains, i.e. listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with the goal of integrating into mainstream academic classes. In addition, the ESL Department assists our international students in better understanding the culture and expectations of the American classroom and encourages students to strengthen their language skills outside of the classroom by establishing a variety of friendships, seeking new interests, and becoming active members of the Perkiomen School community.
Member, WIDA International School Consortium
The WIDA International School Consortium is a community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA's research-based standards and assessments. Member schools are committed to developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners, while transforming the conversation about what multilingual students can do. The Consortium provides access to resources, research and reciprocal learning opportunities with other member schools.