English Learners

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is committed to providing world-class education opportunities to all students by supporting the linguistic and educational needs of who are in the process of acquiring the academic English they need to fully and successfully participate in a global society.

How are English learners identified?

A Home Language Survey is completed by parents upon enrollment in a California public school and is used to determine if there is a language other than English spoken in the home. If the survey indicates that a language other than English is spoken in the home, the student is tested for English proficiency utilizing the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). Students who do not score Initial Fluent English Proficient on the Initial ELPAC are identified as English Learner and qualify for EL services. Accurate completion of the Home Language Survey is critical in ensuring services and support for English Language Learners to acquire English language proficiency and academic achievement.

All classroom instruction is provided in English. Support for English Learners include:

  • English Learner (EL) Identification and Placement Language Proficiency Assessment and Progress Monitoring
  • Teacher Training in Support of English Learners
  • Language Acquisition Instructional Programs
  • Integrated and Designated English Language Development
  • Parent Involvement and Leadership Development
  • Instructional support for language, literacy, and academic content for English Learners
  • Translation and interpretation services for Korean, Tagalog, Japanese and Arabic are available for parent and student support by calling (619) 425-9600, ext. 1526.
For more information, please visit the district page on English Learners in the link below.