Office of English Language Learners

SEI Language Specific Description

  • Available in Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
     
    In this program model, students are all English Learners (ELs) who speak the same native language, taught by qualified teacher(s), and have English Language Development (ELD) Levels 1 to 3. Sheltered instruction is intended to make instruction in grade-level academic content areas more accessible to EL students. The language of instruction is English, with native language clarification provided when needed. The student also receives English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, which is designed to teach English to EL students.
     

SEI Multilingual

  • In this program model, students are all ELs from various linguistic backgrounds apart from our language specific programming, taught by qualified teacher(s), and have ELD Levels 1 to 3. Sheltered instruction is intended to make instruction in academic content areas more accessible to EL students. The language of instruction is English. The student also receives ESL instruction, which is designed to teach English to EL students. Learn more about our SEI programs

SEI Endorsement FAQs

  • This guidance document, created by the Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital and Office of English Language Learners, is a resource to guide educators and administrators in navigating pathways to obtaining the SEI Endorsement.