Ms. B. Johnson and Mr. J. Weakley, ESL Teachers Meet the ESL team. ESL teachers Ms. Johnson and Mr. Weakley work together with classroom teachers to meet the needs of English Learners in their path toward English proficiency. They combine instruction within the functional skills curriculum, the EL curriculum, and differentiation to aid students in the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. They provide small-group instruction, inclusion services, and monitoring services in working toward their students' academic goals. When not occupied in instruction, they can often be found assisting to translate during meetings between school staff and parents of their students.