South Carolina: ELL Resources

Map of South Carolina

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


Statewide Organizations

Carolina TESOL

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.

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.