Ohio: ELL Resources
Ohio's schools are home to more than 60,000 English language learners. The number of ELs has doubled in the past decade. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Ohio have been Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Chinese, and German. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
Note: For additional state-by-state data and information, see New America's English Learner Accountability Hub.
State ELL Resources
Ohio Department of Education
- State ELL Website: Teaching English Learners
- Resource Center: Lau Resource Center at the Ohio Department of Education
- Multilingual Certifications: Seal of Biliteracy
- NCELA: Title III Information
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.