This office reports to Curriculum and Instruction and is part of the Chief Academic Officer Division.

    Contact Information

    Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
    8908 Riggs Road 267
    Adelphi, Maryland 20783

    Melissa Kanney, Ed.D.
    Instructional Supervisor

    Cindy Navarro
    Administrative Assistant

    Sonia Méndez
    Bilingual Technician

    Our Mission

    The mission of the ESOL program is to prepare ELLs to effectively use English language skills and academic strategies to participate confidently and successfully as productive citizens in the school community and beyond.

    Areas of Responsibility

    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program provides the English language instruction required of local educational agencies for English Language Learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12. Students, who are determined to be in sufficient need through language proficiency testing, receive language support from a certified teacher who has extensive knowledge of second language acquisition using effective strategies for meeting their needs.
    • ESOL Instruction
      What is ESOL?
    • How to Register English Language Learners
      The International Student Counseling Office assists in enrolling foreign-born students and English language learners.
    • Request Scores for Former PGCPS English Language Learner
      Please fill out this form to request the most recent scores available for former Prince George's Public Schools English Language Learners. Please fill out one form per student.
    • English Language Proficiency Testing
      Overview of English Language Proficiency Testing
    • Title III
      Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act requires that English Learners (ELs) attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet. Our district uses Title III funding to provide supplementary materials for English language instruction, professional development for ESOL and content area teachers and to develop language focused curricular resources to support English Learners.

    Highlighted Programs

    • GED Option for English Learners
      This program is designed for English Learners who are have not obtained the appropriate number of credits to successfully graduate before reaching age 21. This program provides an option for students to stay enrolled in Prince George's County Public Schools school while earning a GED, which results in a Maryland State high school diploma. English Learners must be 17 or older and meet specific criteria with regards to language level and number of years enrolled in U.S. schools.