• Welcome to the Birmingham Public Schools high school English as a Second Language (ESL) page!

    English Learners (ELs) from Groves and Seaholm high schools attend ESL courses at Seaholm High School.

    Highlights of the high school ESL program include:

    • 1:1 Technology - All high school ELs who participate in ESL 1, ESL 2, and ESL 3 are given Google Chromebooks to use in class to facilitate individualized learning

    • Classroom library - The high school ESL classroom has an extensive library of leveled fiction and non-fiction titles selected specifically for ELs

    • ESL conversation partners - ELs are paired with native English-speaking students to facilitate speaking progress and to build camaraderie

    • Thanksgiving celebration - Students share food from their native country with peers prior to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday

    • Service-learning field trip - Students plan and participate in a class volunteer project and field trip to benefit a community charitable organization