English Language Learners


    The DCIU English Language Learners Program provides direct English instruction in the following Delaware County School Districts: Chichester, Garnet Valley, Haverford, Interboro, Penn Delco, Southeast Delco, and Wallingford-Swarthmore. The DCIU Title III Consortium consists of the districts above, in addition to Rose-Tree Media and Ridley School Districts.
    Currently, the program has over 500 students enrolled, including both active and monitored students. The program instructs students in their home school, whose primary language is not English, as well as students who are born outside the United States and have significant difficulty reading, writing, and understanding the English language. Education is focused on increasing the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in both the academic and social language of ELLs (English Language Learners).
    The DCIU English Language Learners Program successfully instructs students who speak over 50 languages in eight school districts.  
    Through structured, focused instruction, students are able to acquire the necessary skills to be successful in the classroom. The amount of time it takes to fully acquire the English language is different for every student and is dependent upon many factors. Activities are language based and targeted at building our students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
    Parents of English Language Learners receive information in a variety of ways. ELL teachers and school staff have access to InterpreTalk, a translation line, and TransACT, a company that has translated general parent notifications into a variety of languages.  Parent meetings are held in participating districts every year.



    Linda Long, Supervisor of EL Services – 610-938-9000 ext. 2273 | llong@dciu.org
    Shelly Frei, EL Lead Teacher – 610-938-9000 ext. 2278 | sfrei@dciu.org
    Jane Johnson, Secretary – 610-938-9000 ext. 2246 |  jjohnson@dciu.org