ESL teachers in Pelham City Schools

Pelham City Schools will operate as a Charter School System next year bringing new things....
Pelham City Schools will operate as a Charter School System next year bringing new things. (Source: WALB)
Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 7:11 PM CDT
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PELHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Leaders in Pelham City Schools say they are serving students speaking 20 different languages and English is their second language.

They currently have all of their ESL teachers but in case of growth they have the federal programs advisory committee that assists in developing their ESL goals and strategies.

Pelham superintendent Chuck Ledbetter said it’s about having teachers who know how to work with students who are learning a new language.

“It’s much harder to learn when you’re having to translate everything in your head from your native language to your new language,” Ledbetter said. “It’s a critical piece to move our kids where they need to move and yes there is a need but at the same time people want to come to pelham, so we have been able to meet our needs it’s a good thing.”

Ledbetter expects the growth to continue in Pelham and they are prepared.

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