North Carolina: ELL Resources

Map of North Carolina

As of 2019, North Carolina’s schools were home to more than 122,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in North Carolina have been Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Hmong. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)

North Carolina is a member of WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment), joining in 2008. WIDA is a consortium of states dedicated to the design and implementation of high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners which offers states programming for identifying and annually assessing the English language development of its English learners.

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


State ELL Resources

North Carolina Department of Education

Related resources


Statewide Organizations

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:

References

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