In 2019, South Carolina’s schools were home to nearly 45,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in South Carolina 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: Title III and ESOL Resources
NCELA: Title III Information
WIDA Contact Information: South Carolina
Carolina TESOL is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of education for English language learners in North and South Carolina and to promote effective intercultural communication and understanding.
Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines: South Carolina
South Carolina recognizes the Seal of Biliteracy, 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.
South Carolina Education Association
South Carolina 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.
Family Connection South Carolina
Family Connection assists parents and families in navigating systems that provide healthcare, early intervention, special education, general education, and postsecondary options for their children.