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English Learners

There are many programs and services to help students who do not speak, read, write or understand English well. There are programs for students, parents, and immigrants. The overall goal of these programs is to improve the English language skills of students.

The California Department of Education helps to support English learner programs in California.

  • For more information about English learner programs, contact your local school district.
  • The English Learner - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of English learner programs.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with English learner programs.

Equal Opportunity & Access
Discloses the practices of the California Department of Education to ensure equal, fair, and meaningful access to its employment and program services.
Reclassification
Information on how a district determines whether or not an English learner student has sufficient English proficiency to be reclassified as a fluent English speaker.
Resources
FAQs regarding English learners in California and appropriate teacher authorizations and links to Web sites with information about developing programs for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Title III
Language instruction for limited-English-proficient and immigrant students.
Two-Way Immersion
Overview, directory, and resources.