The Reading School District’s English as a Second Language Program serves students whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the students’ achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards as per state regulation, 22 Pa. Code § 4.26.
As used here, the term "program" refers to:
1) planned English language development instruction by a qualified ESL teacher, and
2) adaptations/modifications in the delivery of content instruction and assessments by all teachers based on students’ language proficiency levels and the Pennsylvania English Language Development Standards (PA ELDS) Framework for ELs as well as the Pennsylvania academic standards.
Our department's mission is: To empower English Language Learners with the language skills, content knowledge and cultural competence needed to achiever their maximum potential.
Director of English as a Second Language Program
484-258-7120, ext. 57980
EL Welcome Center
210 Locust Street
Reading, PA 19604
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Request ESL Records
Angelina Gonzalez Koller
Family & Community Engagement Specialist
484-258-7120, ext. 57981
General Inquiries and Translation
ESL Program Clerk
484-258-7120, ext. 57986