Center for Language and Early Child Development

English Language Learning

Administration of Programs

News and Updates

Legislation, Regulations, Requirements, Rules


Identification and Screening of ELs

Illinois Rules


Program Requirements


Grants and Funding


Accountability and Compliance Monitoring

EL Program Administrators’ Training and Conferences

Annual Bilingual Program Directors’ Meeting

The Division of English Language Learning (DELL) will hold a two-day meeting required for all program directors of TBE/TPI and Title Ill (LIPLEPS/Immigrant Education) programs. The purpose of this annual meeting is to address topics related to the implementation of programs serving English learners and to provide a forum where you can discuss these issues with other directors and experts in the field.

New Leadership Workshop

The Division of English Language Learning (DELL) will hold a New Leadership Workshop for new EL Program Directors.  The workshop is geared to support English Learner (EL) Program Directors, Coordinators, and/or Administrators who are new to their position or the field of English learners, or have been working with the EL programs for a short period of time.  Previous participants have found this workshop helpful in gaining an overview of rules and requirements, administrative procedures related to the EL program, as well as a program models and other considerations related to working with English Learners.