I am a new ESL Coordinator at a Middle School. The school year is barely beginning. At the very end of classes today, I had an 8th grade language arts teacher pull me aside and tell me that one of her students did not seem to understand the english instructions given to the rest of the class and she was told by some of his fellow students that he "doesn't speak english". I am brand new at this job so I am not sure what my first steps should be to help this student. If anyone has any practical advice or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!