Bilingual/ESL Program

The purpose of the Bilingual and ESL programs in the state of Wisconsin is to assist school districts serving students who are English language learners (ELLs) to become proficient in academic English and prepared for their continuing education, and career readiness goals. In the 2012 school year, Wisconsin serves nearly 47,000 ELLs students. While Spanish is the largest language group and Hmong is the next most frequent home language, there are over 137 identified spoken languages by our students. In addition, our ELL students are registered in 80% of the 424 school districts across Wisconsin.

What's New?

From Research to Practice: Meeting the Needs of ELLs in Dual Language Programs
Dates:  April 23-24, 2015

Site:  Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells

Handouts for the Two-Day Workshop
For questions about this information, contact Rebecca Vail (608) 266-2364, Tolu Sanabria (608) 267-9235