Alabama: ELL Resources

Map of Alabama

As of 2019, Alabama's schools were home to more than 31,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Alabama have been Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)

Alabama is a member of WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment), joining in 2004. WIDA is a consortium of states dedicated to the design and implementation of high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners.

Note: For additional state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub.

State ELL Resources

Alabama Department of Education

Related resources

Statewide Organizations


Note: Regulations change with time. If you see something that needs updating, please send an e-mail to Colorín Colorado. For more detailed information regarding ELL guidelines and policies at the state and federal levels, please see the following:


U.S. Department of Education. Our Nation’s English Learners. Most Common Non-English Languages Spoken by English Learners.