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ESOL Pilot Project

In addition to the Distance Learning Partnership initiative, emphasis will also be placed on creating, establishing and implementing a distance learning environment for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to provide and expand learning opportunities to adults who lack basic understanding of English. The purpose of the Distance Learning Pilot Project is to explore ways to enable adult learners who cannot enroll in and/or participate in the traditional classroom-based instruction because of barriers that include, but are not limited to, distance, conflicting family or work schedules and/or waiting lists.

This will be done through expansion of distance learning to ESOL students utilizing the English For All, free Web-based multimedia system for intermediate level adults learning English as a second language. English For All was created as part of the Cyberstep Project, funded by the United States Department of Education and developed by the Division of Adult Career Education (DACE) of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The English for All, free Web-based multimedia system includes an interactive Web site, five stand-alone video tapes, five CD-ROMs and printable materials that are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) or in Rich Text Format (RT) for students and teachers. The four ESOL Distance-Learning classrooms will provide basic educational services to a segment of the population currently in need of services, but not being reached, and expand services already in practice. Recruitment of students will be the responsibilities of the local pilot program.

ESOL Pilot Sites Coordinators/Administrators
Canton City Schools Aspire
Jane J. Meyer, Aspire Coordinator
116 McKinley Ave., N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44702
Phone: (330) 588-2148 ext.130 or (330) 438-2559 ext. 130
Cuyahoga Community College
Shirley Kowalski, Aspire Coordinator
ABLE Program, Eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Road,
E-1 Building, Room 117
Highland Hills, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 987-2136
Delaware Area Career Center/Aspire
Sally Sutton, Aspire Project Director
1610 State Route 521
Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: (740) 203-2281
Westlake City Schools
Fred Jennings, Aspire Director
Aspire Program
27830 Hilliard Rd.
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone: (440) 937-6464 or (440) 899-3075 ext. 2028
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