Title III - ESOL
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12 (Georgia School Law Code 1981, § 20-2-156, enacted in 1985). The ESOL program is a standards-based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language proficiency. ESOL coursework is based upon the WIDA Consortium English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards. Classroom teachers integrate these ELP standards with the Georgia Performance Standards to enable ELs to both communicate in English and demonstrate their academic, social, and cultural proficiency.
Title III is a federally-funded program that provides eligible Local Education Agencies with funding to supplement those ESOL services already in place.
Both ESOL and Title III hold students accountable for progress in, and attainment of, English language proficiency. Upon attainment of English language proficiency, students exit from supplemental language services.
GA DOE ESOL Program Handbook
For more information about the Title III Program, visit
GA Department of Education