English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is designed to meet the diverse needs of English language learners (ELLs) who come from home environments in which the native language is other than English. These students may have difficulty understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the English language without additional support. Currently, students who are eligible for the ESOL program services based on test results represent more than 80 languages.
    ELL students receive their language arts instruction from ESOL certified teachers using research-based, effective teaching methods. In addition, bilingual assistants help students in all subject area classes and provide assistance to families with home/school communications.

    ESOL Goals

    • To help students attain English language proficiency,so they can succeed and excel in academics.
    • To provide instruction that satisfies diverse cultural and language needs.
    • To promote an appreciation of different cultures and their contributions to our society.

    ESOL Contact Information

    Natasa Karac, EdD
    K-12 ESOL/ Title III Specialist
    Pinellas County Schools
    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    301 – 4th St SW
    Largo, FL 33770
    ph: 727.588.6068
    Email ESOL 

    Si usted habla español, por favor haga clic en el botón “Select Language” en la parte inferior de la pantalla y seleccione "Spanish."