Department Overview

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    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. 

ESL News

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Contact Us

  • Angel Zimmerman
    Director of English as a Second Language Program

    484-258-7120, ext. 57980

    EL Welcome Center
    210 Locust Street 
    Reading, PA 19604

    Office Hours
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Monday through Friday

    Request ESL Records

    Parent Assistance
    Angelina Gonzalez Koller
    Family & Community Engagement Specialist
    484-258-7120, ext. 57981

    General Inquiries and Translation 
    Yadira Hernandez
    ESL Program Clerk 
    484-258-7120, ext.  57986