MME Programs

  • School District U-46 welcomes all families to our learning community.  We provide services to meet the linguistic and academic needs of children whose native language is not English.  Because of U-46’s location in the Fox Valley and the communities it serves, children from over 96 different language backgrounds are represented in our classrooms.  Spanish-speaking students comprise the vast majority, followed by Polish, Urdu, Gujarati, and Tagalog-speaking students, among others.  U-46 has the second largest ESL/Bilingual Program in the State of Illinois outside the city of Chicago. 

    To learn more about the individual programs listed below, please refer to the tabs on the left:

    • 80:20 Dual Language Program
    • Transitional Bilingual Education Program (TBE)
    • Transitional Program of Instruction Program (TPI)
    • ELL Secondary Program (TBE/TPI)