English Language Education 


Wilmington is committed to equity for all learners and provides instruction that honors and draws upon the cultural and linguistic assets of students and families. We are proud to be a multilingual community of learners who speak over thirty-five home languages. The English Language Education (ELE) model is Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), and the program serves multilingual learners in grades PreK - 12. 

SEI has two components; direct English language instruction provided by licensed ESL teachers and content area instruction provided by general education teachers with the SEI endorsement. Through shared responsibility and collaboration, educators provide appropriate instruction for students at all levels of English language proficiency. The goal of the program is for students to develop advanced levels of social and academic language necessary to attain subject matter skills and knowledge to be successful learners in all content areas.

This website provides information and resources for multilingual learners, families, and teachers.