• Welcome!

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Welcome to a new school year at Guilford County Schools! In addition, a very special welcome to all our ESOL students from around the world!

    My name is Carlos Bartesaghi.  I work with different students in my ESOL program who represent a variety of cultures.   If you have any questions please contact me,

    I am looking forward to another eventful and successful year with my ESL students.

    What’s ESOL?

    The Guilford County Schools English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program is for students whose first language is a language other than English and are consider English Learners. In the EL Program, English Learners (ELs) work with a licensed EL teacher who helps them improve their English skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The EL teacher uses many different strategies to connect English language skills with the subject matter students are learning in the content areas. Because the language skills are taught in the context of the student's academic subjects, the skills our students learn have more meaning as well as provide a reinforcement of the skills learned in the content areas.

    Need to contact a teacher?

    If you need to contact a teacher, please call me or send me a note and I would give the information to your child’s teacher.

    They will get back to you as soon as they possibly can, but it may not always be the same day. Teachers use their time before & after school, & during their planning periods to contact parents. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in this matter. 336-370-8130  

     

    Tip of the week

    One way to practice speaking and organizing ideas is to ask your child what he or she did at school that day. Some questions to ask might be, “What was the most interesting thing you learned at school today?” “What activity did you like the most?” “What book are you reading now?” “Can you tell me about the book?” Having to organize the main points of the day helps students with stating main ideas and giving support to those main ideas. Likewise, students gain practice thinking about their educational experience.