Oregon: ELL Resources

Map of Oregon

As of 2019, Oregon’s schools were home to more than 53,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Oregon have been Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic. (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

ELL Website: Limited English and Immigrant — Title III Information

NCELA: Title III Information


Statewide Organizations

Oregon TESOL

ORTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL serving teachers, administrators, researchers, and students of the ESL profession in the state of Oregon.

 

Oregon: Seal of Biliteracy

Oregon adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2016. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.

AFT Oregon

AFT Oregon is the State Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

Oregon Education Association

Oregon Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

FACT Oregon

Formed in 2002, FACT Oregon is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes, through family support, advocacy, and partnerships.

Research and Reports

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.