English Learner Toolkits

Not sure where to jump in and find out how to better support English learners in you classroom, school or community? NCELA and the Office of English Language Aquisition and Academic achievement (OELAAA) have compiled mostly everything you need to get started with English learners in your district.


The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Department of Education (ED) have put together a toolkit that presents legal requirements and best practices for engaging English learners in schools and communities. Resources are available in multiple languages for download and sharing.

US ED and DOJ English Learner Toolkit


OELAAA has updated the <a href="http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/guidance_laws.html&quot; target="_blank">official guidance</a> documents for Massachusetts public school as well as links to related state and federal resources.

<a href="http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/Guidance.pdf&quot; target="_blank">Guidance on Identification, ASsessment, Placement and Reclassification of English Language Learners</a>

<a href="http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/SLIFE-Guidance.pdf&quot; target="_blank">Massachusetts Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Definition and Guidance</a>

<a href="http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/TWI-TBE-Guidance.pdf&quot; target="_blank">Guidance for Defining and Implementing Two Way Immersion and Transitional Bilingual Education Programs</a>


Related Professional Organizations

Massachusetts Educators of English Language Learners (MATSOL)

Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)

Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA)


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