multilingual learner education

department description

The mission of the Multilingual Learner Education Department is to serve the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Our goal is to empower the district’s 500+ English Learners (ELs) with the academic English language skills to meaningfully participate in the JK-12 general education curricula, as well as ensure equitable access to opportunities that promote language acquisition in the greater school community.

The Department oversees English language acquisition programs, which include English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and Sheltered English Immersion Programs (SEI). English language instruction is tailored to the specific linguistic, cultural, and educational needs of multilingual learner students in our programs. The department also manages the Limited English Proficiency Support (Title III) grant, which supports ELL summer school programs, ESL classes for parents, and ELL professional development.

Strategic Goals

  • Develop a cohesive vision statement and comprehensive system of curriculum and language assessment for all three dual language programs in CPS.
  • Conduct a program evaluation to determine strengths and areas for growth for the three programs.
  • Develop a system to monitor progress of English learners in Pre-K classrooms and provide support.
  • Strengthen and expand educator pathways to ESL certification and Bilingual Endorsement through the CREATE grant in partnership with UMass Boston.


Staffing Summary