English Language Proficiency Levels

  • Each year English language learners take an exam, the NYSESLAT to determine their current level of English proficiency. These levels determine the amount of support they receive from a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in building their language skills.
     
    English Language Proficiency Levels
    Entering (Beginning)
    Emerging (Low Intermediate)
    Transitioning (Intermediate)
    Expanding (Advanced)
    Commanding (Proficient)