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Second Language Learner Services

Services and Support Contact Us
  • English Language and Literacy programs for English Learners (ELs)

  • Newcomer Services and Support

  • Dual Immersion Program Support

  • Professional Learning for Staff 

  • Private School Outreach

  • Language Proficiency Assessments

  • District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)

  • Alternative Reclassification Process for Dual-Identified (EL & Special Education) Students


Sarah Williams

Director, Assessment and English Learner Services


Amelia Brown
ELD Academic Specialist K-12


Rebecca DeMatteo
Language Assessment Assistant


253-3815 x4866

NVUSD Seal of Biliteracy

Instructional Services Division

DELAC Calendar

Supporting Academic Success

Raising Bilingual Kids

English Learner Services Resources

Second Language Learner Services oversees language reclassification of English Learner (EL) students through testing for English language proficiency and monitoring and supporting student progress. NVUSD is committed to bringing all ELs to grade level academic success through three core beliefs:


  • All educators are responsible for the language development of ELs, applying integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD).
  • English Learners can achieve at high levels with the right supports.
  • The family language and cultural resources of students are tremendous assets to their learning and to the community


Second Language Learner Services provides parents, teachers, and principals with the tools and resources to ensure English Learners make progress toward reclassification. Together, we can ensure our ELs thrive as a part of the NVUSD community and in our global, multilingual world.

NVUSD Master Plan for English Learners

NVUSD Language Reclassification Criteria

CELDT Testing Information

Facts About English Learners in California

Colorín Colorado

English Language Development State Standards

Best Practices and Considerations for English Learners

Video: Freedom to Talk (The Why Behind EL Services)


Imagine Learning English

ELLevation login

Rosetta Stone login (NVUSD) 

Dual Language Immersion Resources

This program is designed to support all students in developing language and academic content in two languages, achieving full bilingualism and biliteracy. NVUSD utilizes a two-way immersion model. Two-way programs provide instruction for no less than 50% of time in the target language (e.g. Spanish) in elementary school, and 30% in middle and high school.


There are many benefits from enrolling your child in a dual language program:

  • Dual-language students outperform all other language subgroups academically, including students speaking only native English

  • Research has shown that "there is a well-established positive relationship between basic thinking skills and being a fully proficient bilingual who maintains regular use of both languages." 

  • Increasingly, proficiency in a second language and intercultural competency skills increase employment options.

Is there an Academic Advantage to Being Bilingual?

Speaking a Second Language May Change How you See the World

5 Reasons to Love Dual Language Immersion Programs


NVUSD Schools Offering Dual Language Immersion:

Pueblo Vista Magnet Elementary School (K-5)

Napa Valley Language Academy (K-6)

Harvest Magnet Middle School (6-8)