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English Learner Program

Introduction

AUSD assists students with languages other than English in their backgrounds to develop proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.AUSD assists students with languages other than English in their backgrounds to develop proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.The English Language Development team supports the sites’ English Language Development (ELD) programs, providing services to about 900 Language Learners (ELLs).  We conduct the initial assessment of new students with a language other than English, place them in appropriate programs according to their levels of English language proficiency, and monitor their progress, including administering the annual assessment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) to all K-12 English Language Learners.  District ELD support staff assists sites in creating their English Learner Advisory Committees (ELL parent/guardian groups known as ELACs) and also facilitate district-wide District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meetings.

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Contacts

Nancy Lai
Language and Literacy Coordinator
510-337-7000 x7154
nlai@alamedaunified.org

Bret Leigh Thelen
Testing Specialist, ELD
(510) 337-7022 ext. 22541
bthelen@alamedaunified.org

Colleen Paltrineri
K-5 ELD Lead
 
Deveny Dawson
K-5 ELD Lead
 
Lydia Martinez
6-8 ELD Lead
 
Mutasim Yassin
9-12 ELD Lead