International Welcome Center (IWC), ESOL,
Foreign Language & Parental Involvement
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Dr. Gregory Ewing
ESOL & FL Program
Areas of Responsibilities
The Foreign Language, ESOL, and International Welcome Center (IWC) division is composed of three distinct programs.
Information regarding each program is listed below.
Dr. Lucia Ribeiro
Mr. Germán Suárez
Ms. Glynis Ramos-Mitchell
IWC Programs Specialist
Foreign Language Support
Click on the name of each area for more information.
International Welcome Center (IWC)
The IWC facilitates registration for international students coming to Cobb County schools and provides the
following Student Services: Language Assessment, Advisement, Placement, Transcript Evaluation,
Translation of School Related Documents, Interpretation of School Related Meetings, Student Evaluations, Parent
Conferences, Special Education Meetings, Hearings and Facilitating Home-to-School and School-to-Home
Title III - ESOL Services
Our ESOL Program is designed to help students attain their full social and academic potential within the American school culture. We are committed
to developing our students’ communicative confidence and skills in the four main areas of language usage: listening, speaking, reading and
writing. We support an optimal learning environment for all of our students as they become integral members of our community.
The purpose of the Cobb County School District’s foreign language program is to encourage the appreciation of cultural values; to
enable students to learn to communicate in another language; and to prepare them to successfully enter and compete in an increasingly global society.
The Parent Involvement Initiative at the International Welcome Center with the collaboration of the CCSD ESOL & Foreign
Language Department develops and creates parent involvement programs to provide services and resources geared to our ELL
and immigrant families.