• english language learner and multilingual services

    ACOE's English Language Learner and Multilingual Service ensures that all English learners in Alameda County receive a high-quality education based on research-based best practices. We provide collaborative networks, engaging professional development and technical assistance to educators and administrators.

    Professional Development

    The English Language Learner and Multilingual Services offers professional development for teachers and administrators as well as customized workshops tailored to the needs of each site or district.

    English Learner Conference

    Each year ACOE hosts educators throughout Alameda County to learn and share practical, research-based strategies that you can implement immediately in your school.

    Title III Federal Accountability

    Our Title III Federal Accountability support ensures that English learners, including immigrant children, attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging academic content and achievement standards that other students are expected to meet. Our team works with Local Education Agencies (LEAs) who receive Title III funds and must meet annual federal requirements.

    CA Department of Education Title III Information

    Technical Assistance

    The English Language Learner and Multilingual Services offers specialized technical assistance to districts in areas such as writing an English Learner Program Master Plan, creating English learner-focused LCAP goals and actions, and restructuring English learner programs (elementary and secondary) to improve these students' educational achievement.

    Dual Immersion and Bilingual Education

    ACOE supports bilingual and dual immersion teachers and programs through a newly developed network and through professional development opportunities.

    Seal of Biliteracy

    The State Seal of Biliteracy is attached to the diploma of students who have met the state requirements for biliteracy. Districts must adopt board policies to recognize this seal. ACOE helps districts to adopt such programs and policies so that students can achieve the State Seal of Biliteracy. 

    CA Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy Information


    California public schools must administer the ELPAC to newly enrolled students whose primary language is not English within 30 calendar days of their enrollment. The ELPAC is given annually to English learners until they are reclassified.

    CA Department of Education CELDT Information

    ACOE also provides information and resources related to the transition to the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) which will replace the CELDT in 2017-18.

    CA Department of Education ELPAC Information


  • Contact English Language Learner and Multilingual Services

    Rebecca Vester Rebecca Vester
    Program Manager, Language & Literacy
    (510) 670-4190