International Welcome Center (IWC), ESOL,
Foreign Language & Parental Involvement

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Dr. Gregory Ewing
ESOL & FL Program

LaShaun Odom
Grants Manager


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
ESOL Consultant


Ms. Glynis Ramos-Mitchell
IWC Programs Specialist
Foreign Language Support

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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 Communications.
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.
Foreign Languages

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.
Parental Involvement

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.