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English Learner Program


Welcome to AUSD's English Learner Program. We are committed to providing services and supports to our English Language Learner students and families.

English Learner Services

AUSD assists students with languages other than English in their backgrounds to develop proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.  The English Language Development team supports the sites’ English Language Development (ELD) programs, providing services to about 900 Language Learners (ELLs).  We conduct the initial assessment of new students with a language other than English, place them in appropriate programs according to their levels of English language proficiency, and monitor their progress, including administering the annual assessment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) to all K-12 English Language Learners.  District ELD support staff assists sites in creating their English Learner Advisory Committees (ELL parent/guardian groups known as ELACs) and also facilitate district-wide District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meetings.

ELD Contacts

Nancy Lai
Language and Literacy Coordinator
510-337-7000 x7154


Bret Leigh Thelen
Testing Specialist, ELD
(510) 337-7022 ext. 22541


Colleen Paltrineri

K-5 ELD Lead


Deveny Dawson

K-5 ELD Lead


Lydia Martinez

6-8 ELD Lead


Mutasim Yassin

9-12 ELD Lead


DELAC District Meetings

This year, our meetings will be over Zoom. Please email to be added to the invitations and receive the link!


This year's DELAC Meetings:


September 8, 2022, Thursday (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)


November 2, 2022, Wednesday (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)


January 12, 2023, Thursday (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)


March 2, 2023, Thursday (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)


May 4, 2023, Thursday (Agenda/PPT & Minutes)