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English Learner Program


Welcome to AUSD's English Learner Program. We are committed to providing services and supports to our English Language Learner students and families. This page is currently under construction and will be updated by the end of September. In the meantime, if you or your student needs help, please contact Nancy Lai (Language and Literacy Coordinator) or your site principal.

English Learner Services

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 1,000 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.

ELD Contacts

Laura Lino
ELD Testing Specialist


Colleen Paltrineri

K-5 ELD Lead


Deveny Dawson

K-5 ELD Lead


Lydia Martinez

6-8 ELD Lead


Mutasim Yassin

9-12 ELD Lead


Nancy Lai
Language and Literacy Coordinator
510-337-7000 x7154


DELAC District Meetings

This year, our meetings will be over Zoom. Please email to be added to the invitations and receive the link!


This year's DELAC Meetings occur on the first Thursday, every other month:


October 7, 2021 (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)


December 2, 2021 (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)


February 3, 2022


April 7, 2022


June 2, 2022