• Language Services Department

    Ms. Bass and Central students The Kansas City Public Schools Department of Language Services is committed to providing all English Language Learners with a high quality, academic education that will prepare them to be life-long learners who can successfully compete in our global economy. The English as a Second Language program is designed to teach students who speak languages other than English how to understand, speak, read and write in English and to support students’ culture and language whenever possible. The ESOL program provides services to English Language Learners (ELL) that include supported English content, instruction and English language development.

    Our Goals:

    • Maintain students first language & culture while learning English
    • Identify & assess all language minority students
    • Develop English proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing
    • Promote multicultural awareness, understanding and acceptance
    • Provide Bilingual / ESOL material and resources to teacher, students, and parents when available
    • Provide quality professional development, addressing ESOL strategies, multiculturalism and related issues
    • Encourage and promote certified staff members to attain ESOL endorsement
    • Encourage parental involvement and equitable access to school information
    • Recruit ESOL certified teachers

    For more information or assistance, please call (816) 418-5288.