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    I also live in Texas. We have a full time ESL teacher who pulls the children out of class for an hour of instruction per day. While many schools here have bilingual classes, we don't have enough students to qualify for that, but I have never lacked for support from the ESL teacher. How did your coordinator get that title? What exactly does she coordinate? What does she teach if not the ESL kids? While I agree there's nothing wrong with after school tutoring--we do it for reading and math, and get paid for it--I don't understand why this child isn't receiving something during the day. Seems to me that after school tutoring should support what's happening in class, which in your case appears to be nothing from the person who should be supplying that support.

    In the meantime, there are a number of helpful ESL websites you can google for. Make flashcards of important words and phrases using magazine pictures or stickers for visual cues. Let classmates work w/ him on these during free moments. This will help get him conversational in ENglish.

    Good luck.

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