Alabama: ELL Resources
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
- State ELL Website: English Language Learners
- Multilingual Certifications: Alabama Seal of Biliteracy
- NCELA: Title III Information
- WIDA: Alabama Contact Information
- Alabama-Mississippi TESOL
- Alabama State Parent Information Resource Centers
- Alabama Education Association
- Alabama Federation of Teachers
Note: Regulations change with time. These guidelines were compiled in January of 2012 and updated in May 2022. 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.