Long-Term ELL (LTEL)

In OUSD, 49.7% of all ELLs in secondary schools are Long-Term English Learners. LTELs often speak in a seemingly fluent manner, but they lack the academic English conventions, vocabulary, grammar, discourse formats and langugage funcitons to be proficient. 


These language gaps often reasult in coping strategies of non-participation, silence and passivity in order to be undetected and unexposed. 


Learn about our LTEL programs.


LTEL student