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Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) - English Learner Education

The purpose of this website is to provide important information and links to resources that support educators in providing equitable instruction and services to English Learners (ELs). Divisions across the Commonwealth of Virginia serve over 105,000 ELs, who speak over 240 languages, and come from a variety of learning and cultural backgrounds. These students bring a unique set of assets that have the potential to enrich the experiences of all learners and educators. The VDOE works for the embodiment of an asset-based approach to education ELs that honors their primary languages, background knowledge, and experiences.


VATESOL is a professional organization dedicated to promoting professional development, strengthening instruction, and supporting research opportunities at all levels for teachers and administrators of ESL/EFL/ESOL.


Center for Applied Linguistics is a nonprofit organization promoting access, equity, and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.


National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Program.


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