English Language Development

Division of Academic Standards

"Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 (EEOA), public schools must ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs. EL programs must be reasonably calculated to enable EL students to attain English proficiency and meaningful participation in the standard educational program comparable to their never-EL peers." Providing English Learners Equal Access to Curricular and Extracurricular Programs, EL ToolKit, Chapter 4.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)

English as a Second Language (ESL)/Title III

The NCDPI ESL/Title III Google site serves as a central hub for English learner (EL) educators, administrators, institutions of higher education, and other interested parties. This site contains links to policy, program and procedural guidance to help ensure that LEAs/Charter Schools stay informed of federal law and state policy regarding the education of English learners. The site also includes standards, instructional tools, professional learning opportunities, and other resources related to the implementation of the North Carolina English Language Development Standard Course of Study (NC ELD SCoS). EL educators are encouraged to browse, reference, download, share, discuss, and adapt resources. Please request assistance or provide feedback to the contacts listed below.

To receive announcements, periodic newsletters, and other updates, sign up at bit.ly/NCDPIupdates. Add your email address and select these listservs: Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Educators, NC LinguaFolio, and Teachers of English Learners.

The shortened URL for this website is bit.ly/NCELsWebsite

Working Together for Our English Learners in North Carolina!

EL Support Team

A cadre of current or former NC teachers, administrators and retirees with a strong understanding of theory-based concepts for best practices in EL student education offering training and coaching opportunities across the state. Visit the EL Support Team page.

EL Advisory Council

ELAC is a group of stakeholders who have a vested interest in working with English learners in North Carolina. This group is the statewide advisory board on current issues impacting English learners for ESL/Title III at the NCDPI. Visit the EL Advisory Council page.

EL Teacher Network

This network offers ALL teachers of ELs the opportunity to explore resources and interact with colleagues to discuss and reflect on EL education using a collaborative structure for professional growth. Visit the EL Teacher Network page.

Visit the Division of Academic Standards Website to access information from our other areas:

  • English Language Arts & World Languages

  • Mathematics, Science, & STEM

  • Social Studies & Arts Education

  • Specialized Instructional Support & NC Healthy Schools

Stay Informed! bit.ly/NCDPIupdates

To receive announcements, periodic newsletters, and other updates, sign up at bit.ly/NCDPIupdates. Add your email address and select these listservs:

  • Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Educators

  • NC LinguaFolio

  • Teachers of English Learners




Visit the NCDPI homepage at https://www.dpi.nc.gov/

This Google site is under construction. Please complete the survey: bit.ly/ELDWebsiteFeedback if you cannot find what you are looking for.