In 2019, West Virginia’s schools were home about 2,000 English language learners. In recent years, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in West Virginia have been Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. (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
West Virginia Department of Education
NCELA: Title III Information
Seal of Biliteracy: West Virginia's Seal of Biliteracy
WVTESOL is an official affiliate of TESOL and seeks to strengthen ESL teaching, promote research, and provide opportunities to share ideas with other ESL professionals in West Virginia.
AFT West Virginia
AFT West Virginia is the West Virginia State affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.
West Virginia Education Association
West Virginia 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.
West Virginia Parent Training and Information
The West Virginia Parent Training and Information, Inc. (WV PTI) is a non-profit organization that operates the statewide federally funded Parent Training Center for WV and is the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization for West Virginia. The programs and services of WVPTI are based on the concept of parents helping parents.