Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.
Learn more about our mission to serve ELLs as well as the team that makes Colorín Colorado possible below.
Colorín Colorado is an educational service of WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation's capital, and receives major funding from the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.
The name "Colorín Colorado" comes from a playful phrase that is often said at the end of stories in Spanish-speaking countries: "¡Y Colorín Colorado, este cuento se ha acabado!" or "¡Y Colorín Colorado, este cuento se ha terminado!" (Colorín Colorado, the story has ended!) There's no equivalent in English, but the phrase is similar to "The End" or "...and they lived happily ever after," or "That's all, folks!"
The saying brings back happy childhood memories of storytelling and reading for generations of people from many different countries. Making people smile about reading seemed like a perfect way to introduce our project.
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Note: Messages sent to Colorín Colorado become the property of WETA Learning Media. We reserve the right to excerpt or reprint comments on our sites in perpetuity at our sole discretion. We do not post last names or email addresses. If you would prefer your comments to be completely anonymous, please let us know in your message.
The Colorín Colorado Team
Partnership with American Federation of Teachers
Colorín Colorado gratefully acknowledges the generous, ongoing support of our founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). For more than a decade, AFT's support and guidance have been indispensable in enabling us to develop and grow this website.
In addition to its ongoing partnership with the AFT, Colorín Colorado regularly receives input from AFT educators around the country regarding content, best practices, and updates from the ELL field.
Partnership with the National Education Association
Colorín Colorado gratefully acknowledges the support of our newest partner, the National Education Association (NEA).
Colorín Colorado is part of WETA's ambitious portfolio of national websites that address the needs of children at risk. Our education websites, which also include Reading Rockets, Start with a Book, LD OnLine, and AdLit now serve more than one million unique visitors each month and we have won more than 50 national awards.
Frequently Asked Questions
So you're not in Colorado?
No, we are based in Washington, DC. We have lots of friends in Colorado, though!
Can I share materials from Colorín Colorado with parents and colleagues?
Absolutely! We want to make our materials accessible to educators and parents in schools across the country. For more information, see our reprint policy.
How can I receive updates from Colorín Colorado?
Does Colorín Colorado offer courses or certification programs?
No. Colorín Colorado does not offer English classes, professional development courses, or certification programs.
You are welcome to print copies of our materials for personal use or educational purposes as long as credit is given to Colorín Colorado and the author(s).
Material from our website may not be sold or used commercially. Permission to publish materials must be granted by the copyright holder.
Because we get our articles from a variety of sources, please check the bottom of the article for special reprint permissions or restrictions from the publisher.
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Welcome to our international visitors!
We also have a significant audience in Latin America and Spain looking for information about reading and language learning in Spanish, as well as an active audience in English-speaking countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia looking for information to support immigrant students - not to mention our audience around the world looking for information on language learning!
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