Office of English Language Learners
  • Assistant Superintendent Corner                                                           

    Ms. Daphné Germain, a BPS Alumna and a graduate of Boston University as a recipient of the now Thomas M Menino Scholarship,  has over 15 years of experience focused on strategic planning and development, project management, and human capital development in BPS.  

    Daphne GermainShe is a former English Learner, immigrant student who experienced the district's EL programs.  She is the first BPS alum of Haitain descent who will serve as the (interim) Asst. Supt of the Office Of English Learners (OEL) in its history. She currently serves as the Director of English Learner Programs and Implementation and has led the team for the opening of the Haitian and Vietnamese Dual Language program. Her leadership in the department is multifaceted, ranging from leadership on the LOOK Act plan development, managing  of various workstreams, facilitating stakeholder engagement, as well as leading and supporting the Parent Engagement Team focusing on the DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee) and the seven language - specific ELAC parent groups. Ms. Germain has led various groups in OEL, during her 10 year tenure in the department, including the professional development team and EL Instructional Support Specialists who led the implementation of district requirements for the Department of Justice. Ms. Germain’s qualifications, vision, and project management skills are assets from which the Office for English Learners will continue to benefit. 

    She is an active resident of Boston, a fierce advocate for social and racial justice and is a strong believer in the assets our immigrant students and families bring to the city.

Reimagine Multilingual Learning

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    The BPS Office of English Learners is engaging in a series of community dialogues as we work to reimagine multilingual learning (SEI, ESL, Dual Language, SLIFE) for English Learners in BPS. You are welcomed to join our conversation by registering below

    If you are not able to attend a meeting, please use this survey to give us your input on what kind of changes you would like to see.  For more information on the work please read our charter for this work.


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  • Student Community Conversation
    May 18, 2021, 4:30-6:00 PMFlyer
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    Cabo Verdean Community Conversation
    March 4, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Bilingual Flyer
    Video Recording

    Haitian Community Conversation 
    March 18, 2021, 4-5:30 PM | Bilingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Vietnamese Community Conversation
    March 22, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Chinese Community Conversation 
    March 26, 2021, 7-8:30 PM | Bilingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Somali Community Conversation
    March 30, 2021, 5:30-7 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

     Spanish Community Conversation
    March 31, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

      Arabic Community Conversation
    April 6, 2021, 6:30-8:00 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Boston Teachers Union Conversation
    April 13, 2021, 4:30-6:00 PM | 
    Video Recording (coming soon)


Project Charter

  • Project Charter

    • English |Project Charter: Roadmap for Quality Education for Multilingual Learning
    • Arabic |مشروع ميثاق: خارطة الطريق لتجويد التعليم  للبرامج متعددة اللغات
    • Cabo Verdean |Prujeto di Leis Internus: Diretiva pa Edukason di Kualidadi pa Aprendizagen multilingua
    • Chinese |項目章程:高質量的多語言學習教育路線圖
    • French |Charte de projet : Feuille de route pour une éducation de qualité et un apprentissage multilingue
    • Haitian Creole |Lwa Entèn Pwojè : Yon Direktiv pou Bonjan Kalite Edikasyon pou Aprantisaj an Plizyè Lang
    • Portuguese |Carta do projeto: Roteiro para educação de qualidade para aprendizagem multilíngue
    • Spanish |Carta del proyecto: Guía para una educación de calidad para el aprendizaje multilingüe
    • Somali |Xeer Qoraalka Mashruuca: Tubta Tacliinta Tayada ee Barashada Luuqadaha Badan
    • Vietnamese |Điều lệ Dự án: Lộ trình Giáo dục Chất lượng cho Học tập Đa ngôn ngữ

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  • Who We Are

    The Boston Public Schools (BPS) has made high quality instruction for English Learners (ELs) a top priority and provides various instructional programs and services to help students learn academic English as they learn content in all subject areas. Boston Public Schools enrolls over 17,000 English Learner students, representing 31% of the District’s total student population. An additional 13% of students (more than 7,000) are former English Learners who have attained English proficiency while enrolled in BPS.

    What We Do

    Our goal is that all ELs will graduate as lifelong learners with 21st century skills in order to succeed in college and careers. This is evidenced by the Office of English Learner’s (OEL) vision statement: to provide a culturally and linguistically responsive education with the supports needed to ensure equitable access to opportunities that promote language acquisition, bilingualism, biliteracy and lifelong learning.

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