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ESL: English as a Second Language

ESL Training Documents


English Language Learners (ELL)
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Lau Plan - Pulaski County Schools

The Pulaski County School system proudly offers a learning environment for a diverse community. Through the collaboration efforts of content teachers and the English Language Learners department, students whose native language may not be English, are given an equal opportunity to succeed.

Currently, the school district employees two ESL instructors who serve LEP students in pull out and collaborative settings. ESL teachers assist students in adjusting to a new culture as well as concentrating on English acquisition. In addition, ESL teachers provide assistance for classroom teachers in meeting the specific needs of LEP students and collaborate in the regular classroom setting as needed.

Students entering the ELL program are screened within one month of enrollment in the Pulaski County School System. The decision for initial screening is based on recommendation from teachers, administrators, family members and the Home Language Survey which is completed upon enrollment. An individual language assessment committee is then formed to develop a Personal Service Plan (PSP) designed to assist the student with English acquisition and promote specific classroom modifications designed to enhance content instruction for each student. This plan is evaluated annually after student progress is measured and adjusted as necessary.

The goal of Pulaski County’s ELL department is to provide every student who enters the program a solid curriculum designed to meet their needs and to develop English proficiency levels that will allow the student to academically compete with their peers.


Rodney McAninch
ESL Program Director
Business: (606) 679-1123  
Address: P.O. Box 1055 Somerset, KY 42502