Welcome to the IEL Communication Skills course. We are very excited to have you in our class and anticipate a very successful experience this year.
This blog provides information about the ESOL IEL program that you might find useful for you or your parents.
It is also a way to provide information about what is going on in our class on a weekly basis.
Please check the Weekly Blog section regularly to find out about assignments and important events each week.
What is IEL?
The Intensive English Language Program (IEL) for Newcomer English Learners is a unique intervention offered by Cobb County School District designed to prepare eligible students for their transition to the mainstream curriculum.
How are Student Eligible for IEL ?
Students who score earn below PL 2 in two or more of four language domains on the WIDA Assessment placement test are eligible for the IEL program.
Purpose of IEL Program
The primary goal of the IEL Program is to provide short-term intensive English support for newly-arrived students, who have little to no proficiency in English as an additional language, and who qualify for ESOL services.
IEL Course Design
The Intensive English Language (IEL) curriculum was developed as a response to the needs of IEL students (newcomer students or recently arrived English Learners) to learn not only basic English but also academic English and for these students to have fair and equal chances to succeed in US classrooms, and ultimately in the global society. The IEL curriculum complements state standards, while bridging sociocultural barriers and English language development.
Mrs. Damaris Cortes
Email (preferred way of contact)
School Bus Schedule and Routes
Parents can find bus information on the CCSD website (bus information and routes. Students can also check in the ECMS Guidance Dept. to find out which bus to ride and the bus schedule.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
We are on the quarter system. Report cards are issued 4 times per year.
A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-74
D = 73-70
F = 69-Below