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English Learners

Our English Language Learner program offers special instruction for students learning English as a second language. Our curriculum is driven by the California Department of Education's content standards and is designed to accelerate students' acquisition of English so that students can enter mainstream content courses as quickly as possible. The mission of the English Language Learner program is to ensure that all English Learners, from newcomers to those who have lived here for a number of years, develop the literacy and language skills necessary to access the high school curriculum. We strive to prepare our students for the language demands of the post secondary world, both in the work place and in academia.

More information about the English Language Learner program can be found in the English Learner Master Plan.


The purpose of the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is to advise English Learner services and programs offered by the school district. As an advisory group, DELAC member duties include developing a Master Plan for educational programs and services to English Learners, establishing district program goals and objectives for English Learn services and reviewing the district's reclassification procedures for English Learners. 

A district is required to form a DELAC if it has 51 or more English learner students. The committee is comprised of school staff, parents of English learner students, other parents and community members who are interested in English learner programs. At least 51 percent of the committee must be made up of parents of English learner students who are not employed by the district. DELAC members are elected by ELAC members at school sites.

For DELAC meeting dates, agendas, minutes and resources, visit the FUHSD DELAC website.


State and federal law require that local educational agencies administer a state test of English language proficiency (ELP) to eligible students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The California Department of Education (CDE) is transitioning from the CELDT to the ELPAC as the state ELP assessment by 2018. The ELPAC will be aligned with the 2012 California English Language Development Standards. It will consist of two separate ELP assessments: one for the initial identification of students as English learners (ELs), and a second for the annual summative assessment to measure a student’s progress in learning English and to identify the student's level of ELP.

More information about the ELPAC can be found on the ELPAC website and CDE website.

English Learner Speech Contest

The 13th Annual English Learner Speech Contest will take place on May 14, 20120 from 3:30 to 9:15 p.m. at Fremont High School. 

Since 2007, the English Learner community has come together every May for a district-wide speech contest for students enrolled in Designated ELD classes. Students prepare and perform a 3-5 minute memorized speech that demonstrates thorough knowledge of a topic and reinforces speaking skills in English. The event is made possible by the combined efforts of students, teachers, administrators from all five school sites, Board members and community members. ELD students from all schools compete in a collegial and supportive environment, challenging themselves in a rigorous and rewarding experience. Other students and adults from our district and around the community serve as judges, listening to and scoring student speeches.

Contact Information

Welton Kwong
Coordinator of Curriculum and Teacher Leadership
(408) 522-2209