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English Language Learners are students whose first language is not English and are in the process of acquiring fluency in social and academic English. Our programs address the needs of different types of ELLs: Recently Enrolled ELLs and Newcomers, Progressing ELLs, ELLs at Risk of Becoming LTEL and Long-Term ELLs (LTELs).
ELLMA's vision for student success is not limited to reclassification of ELLs as proficient in English; we support Dual Language programs and multilingual pathways throughout Oakland Unified to prepare global citizens.
ELLMA develops tools and professional training to promote biliteracy and ensure English Language Learners progress toward reclassification. Together, we prepare OUSD students to thrive in our multilingual world.