ELL 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)