ESL & Bilingual Education


Department Chair
Sharon Baima

Department Information
English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education services provide a comprehensive program for students learning English, where the focus is on English language learning and literacy development in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with the goal to continue the students’ education and contribute to the social, economic, and political life of the United States. The curriculum focuses around the WIDA English Language Development Standards, College Readiness, and the Common Core State Standards through the Illinois Learning Standards. There is also a heavy focus on helping students integrate successfully into the academic and social life of the school.

Maine 207 Bilingual & ESL Services


  • Maine North High School
  • Frost Academy