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Phone: 704-260-6550 ext. (coming soon) @ Northwest Cabarrus Middle


Degrees and Certifications:

EFL/ESL Teacher MA in TESOL @ Greensboro College-in progress



Welcome to My ESL Classroom Web Page

                                   Welcome! ยินดีต้อนรับ! Bienvenido! ! Bienvenue!


 Welcome to the English As A Secondary Language Program (ESL).

My name is Roxana Iulia Dalaban, and I am the ESL teacher serving the English Language Learner students at Harris Road Middle School and  Northwest Cabarrus Middle School in Cabarrus County (2021-2022).

I am looking forward to an amazing 2021-2022 school year! 

As you probably know by now, at this time all students will attend school in person.

Please keep checking my website for important updates and assignments related to the ESL program during the 2021 - 2022 school year.

My daily class is set up in CANVAS under the title 2021 DALABAN ENGLISH As a Secondary Language.


*Teacher's Note: it is awesome to be able to meet my students in person in August, but if anything changes/just in case we will be asked to teach remotely at any time during the 2021-2022 school year, this is what the ELL students need to do:

on my  HOME PAGE in Canvas English As a Secondary Language - Dalaban, students will see three different links to click on depending on their school, grade, and schedule:

FOR the ESL students at NWCMS ONLY

Click on one of these links according to your GRADE and given schedule, please.

1.Join Welcome ...Grades 6 and 8 Microsoft Team Meeting NWCMS only


2.Join Welcome ...Grade 7 Microsoft Team Meeting NWCMS only

*Click on the link according to your school, grade level, and given schedule.

I will be right there to meet you.



Join Welcome ...Grades 6,7 and 8 for Harris Road Middle School ONLY

Click on this link, which is only for the ELL students at Harris Road Middle school. I will be right there to meet you!


NOTE: in case we will need to teach LIVE lessons at any point in time this new school year, or to be in direct contact with me, the ELL  students need to use Microsoft Teams according to their given schedule.

My A.M. schedule at Harris Road Middle School is 8:35 -11:35 A.M.

My P.M. schedule at NWCMS is in the afternoon/ P.M.

*I will update my schedule weekly or as new changes/enrollments occur, whatever comes first.

My P.M. schedule at NWCMS with the ELL students at this time is :

5th period/ 1:27 -2:26 PM Grade 7

7th period/ 3:01 -4:00 PM Grade 6 and Grade 8

If we will need to use  Microsoft Teams at any time during the school year, the ELL STUDENTS should look for and join: 

Dalaban ESL Grade 6 and Grade 8 (NWCMS)

Dalaban ESL  Grade 7 (NWCMS).






*PARENTS: if at any time we will be asked to teach remotely or in an emergency/absence situation - please encourage the students to use the RAZ KIDS program we will be also using in the class, just to keep up with learning for the ESL class.

All students will be instructed on how to use the program, and they will all have the basic directions on how to log in and use the program. Please e-mail me if you are having trouble logging into the RAZ KIDS program. 

ALL ELL STUDENTS who see me for the ESL class every day:

use RAZ KIDS LEVELED BOOKS for 15 to 30 minutes daily for ESL during the period when we are online learning.


**The research-based RAZ KIDS program is a highly efficient reading language program that allows students to LISTEN to both fiction and nonfiction books being READ ALOUD to the students, and then they can  RECORD themselves by reading aloud (and I can check the recording for fluency and pronunciation); additionally, students have to pass a COMPREHENSION QUIZ, and finally, they can CREATE a PIECE of WRITING by answering questions based on the book.

*The writing part can be sent to me via e-mail (take a picture of it and attach it to my e-mail)/ *this is optional.

 We will also work on the correct usage of English grammar, with plenty of practice exercises for each topic.


All language skills will be covered daily:


Listening - as students listen for directions 


Reading - all students will be given the chance of reading to the teacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Speaking - all students will take turns speaking on different topics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Writing - all students will be given a written  part for each topic 

I can send messages in the Chat provided by the program, I check, send rewards, and ...grade all student's work.


How to contact me:

For my  regular school hours, if you need to contact me, you can call me at:

(704) - 260 - 6550 ext.  (coming soon) at Northwest Cabarrus Middle in the afternoon or e-mail me at roxana.dalaban@cabarrus.k12.nc.us
 * My ESL schedule at Harris Road Middle School is A.M.
 *My ESL schedule at NWCMS is  P.M.

                                                                                                          Bienvenidos al Programa de ESL

Anticipo a un grande año escolar 2021-2022! 


Siga revisando mi sitio para ver actualizaciones y tareas importantes relacionadas con el programa de ESL.

Durante este tiempo de emergencia, me pueden contactar por correo electrónico SOLAMENTE: roxana.dalaban@cabarrus.k12.nc.us


Horarios regulares:

 Si necesita contactarme, puede llamarme al:

(704) - 260 - 6550 ext. (coming soon)  en Northwest Cabarrus Middle de 1:15 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. o envíeme un correo electrónico a roxana.dalaban@cabarrus.k12.nc.us  





Important note for parents and staff:

the ACCESS/WIDA testing period for the 2021-2022 school year is pending  (Level 1, Level 2 - students who take my class every day of the week) and those served on a consultation basis in the ESL program (Level 3).

A letter /e-mail will be sent home in December to inform you about the English language proficiency testing that usually takes place from January until March/April. 

* Parents, please remember to check your children's ESL Progress Reports quarterly if they are active/daily served in the pull-out English As A Secondary Language service (ESL), Level 1, Level 2.

 In other words, if your child attends my ESL class every day of the week for one period, as their schedule should say, you should receive their ESL grades along with their homeroom grades.

As a rule, you have access to the ESL Progress Report and the students' Report Cards for each quarter via POWERSCHOOL.


Please see the UPCOMING EVENTS APP for further details.                                                                                                                 

*  WIDA ACCESS WINDOW Testing Dates 2021 - 2022




The North Carolina ACCESS for ELLs testing window for the 2021−2022 school year is pending at this time. I will update the dates as soon as they are available to us.


    DAY 1: Listening and Reading  

    DAY 2: Writing 

    DAY 3: Speaking 

    ***Make up days:



           More information will come as we get closer to testing time.



  * ACCESS WIDA 2.0 language proficiency test scores are usually released by the end of May - June.
* Due to the unprecedented situation in the district and county, the results might be delayed, but we will try to provide you with the test results as soon as possible.
   At this time, 07/3/2021 - we have received the DPI test results and will be sent with your child or via e-mail in August.
  Thank you for your patience.
Additional to the test results, you will also receive documents related to the ESL placement for the ELL students for 2021 -2022.
Please keep the documents at home in a secure location, there will be no need to return anything to school.
Thank you all for the support of our ESL Program, and I am sending best wishes to all ELL students and their families at these difficult times and always.
Ms. Dalaban 
Last Modified on January 18, 2022