Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee

Plan for Hiring ESL Teachers for ELLs

ESL: English as a Second Language

ELL: English Language Learners

All teachers of any language instruction program for English Language Learners (ELLs) need to be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

A teacher’s fluency in listening and speaking will be evaluated during the interview process. A selector will be responsible for noting listening mistakes, miscues, grammar, and syntax mistakes, and judging the level of fluency for both speaking and listening.

Reading will be evaluated through the successful completion of the application process and essay question. Reading may also be satisfied through the college transcript if from an English speaking university or by a qualifying Praxis score.

Writing fluency will be assessed throughout the application process. The applicant will be asked to respond to one essay question regarding their fit for Green Dot, relevant experience, and past record of achievement.