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English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Welcome to English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Title III. ESOL services are made available to students who have a first language that is not English or have a language other than English in the home. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, Title III provides funding to support services designed to enhance English language learners’ fluency in English and immigrant students’ understanding of American culture.

The ESOL/Bilingual state funding program is designed to help off-set the cost Kansas school districts incur in their efforts to educate limited English proficient students. ESOL services should provide students with the academic and social language they need to succeed in their educational pursuits.

ESOL services may be delivered in conjunction with other State or Federal programs, i.e. Title I, At-Risk, or social services such as the Migrant Health Program or community programs.

ESOL Education Resources
Translation Interpretation Services
Cultural Competency
English Language Proficiency Assessment Placement (Screener)
English Language Proficiency Standards
Local Consolidated Plan (LCP) Tools

Kansas Program Guidelines and Regulations

Title Services for Non-Public Schools

Home Language Survey

Translation / Interpretation Services

Note:  KSDE does not endorse any company, nor are we responsible for any content on these links.  These are provided as a reference only.
Contact information for companies under contract to provide interpretation/translation for Kansas State agencies and political subdivisions (school districts, etc.) can be found on the Kansas Department of Administration's website. You can view vendors' and prices here.

ESOL Questions
Doug Boline

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ESOL listserv please contact:

Josie McClendon

SETS Team Pages

Main Team Page
Special Education
Title Services
Fact Sheets
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

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Evelyn Alden

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