Instructional Services for English Learners

  • Keith Malcom, Executive Director, Ext. 1521
  • Patricia Pimentel, Coordinator, Ext. 1523
  • Nancy Rojas, Coordinator, Ext. 1525
  • Gloria Velarde, District Resource Teacher, Ext. 1552
  • Lorena Beifuss, District Resource Teacher, Ext. 1506

Department Mission:

The District’s Shared Vision and Values are the foundation for the Department's Mission: Offer quality language programs to ensure opportunities to develop multiliteracy for all students.

  • Monitoring system to ensure the required progress in English proficiency and mastery of grade level standards is attained by all English Learners
  • Broad commitment and leadership devoted to language acquisition and multiliteracy by all District staff.
  • Unity of purpose in site implementation of programs for language acquisition and development.
  • Sufficient resources for quality curriculum, leadership, staffing, and professional growth needs.
  • A District wide data collection system to ensure quality education for all second language learners.
  • Full inclusion of parents/community in the educational process and program planning.

Services and Support Offered:

  • English Learner Services
  • English Language and Literacy Programs for English Learners
  • Textbook adoption for Spanish Language
  • Newcomer Services and Support
  • State and Federal Programs: Title I, Title III, Title V
  • Staff Development
  • EL Instructional Assistant Support and Paraprofessional Development
  • Private Schools
  • Language Census
  • Language Proficiency Assessments
  • Federal Program Monitoring (FPM)
  • District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)

English Learner (EL) Roadmap:

The English Learner Roadmap was developed in collaboration with a group of District administrators and teachers with presentation at the DAC/DELAC general meeting.  The plan provides the following components:

  • Initial identification
  • Instructional programs and services
  • Reclassification
  • Staffing authorization
  • Professional development
  • Accountability and evaluation
  • Parent Advisory committees
  • Funding

The roadmap is a framework and guide for implementation of English Learner services and support. To view a copy of the plan, please download the English Learner Roadmap located in the document container at the bottom of this page.

Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program Master Plan

Transitional Bilingual Schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District:

  • Castle Park Elementary
  • Lauderbach Elementary

Web Resources

New English Language Development Standards were adopted on November 7, 2012 by the State Board of Education.

ELD standards help guide curriculum, instruction, and assessment for English learners who are developing the English language skills needed to engage successfully with state subject matter standards for college and career readiness.

  • To view a copy of the new "English Language Development Standards for California Public Schools," please click here.
  • ¡Colorín colorado! A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners: click here.
  • Reparable Harm Report by Laurie Olsen, click here.

Document Container

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