What We Do

  • OEL provides before/after and summer school programming for compensatory students, SLIFE, ELSWD and other EL students in need of additional support. Compensatory students are students who were not identified previously as EL students because he/she was deemed to have "opted out" of the District's EL programs and services.
    Our vision is to provide extended learning time for ELs with a focus on compensatory students so they receive the services that they originally did not have access to.

    Some of the basic components of the program consisted of the following:

    • Implementing Program Monitoring Toolkits as a method to gather data on student enrollment, attendance, lesson plans, and teaching hours
    • Collaborating with the Curriculum Associates iReady team to integrate Pre and Post language assessments across all programs (K2-12) as well as provide Common Core aligned blended learning opportunities for ELLs in grades K2-8.
    • Offering professional development opportunities to ensure that teachers are equipped to utilize iReady assessments.  
    • Creating a unified and revised OEL After School and Summer Observation Tool  to assess programming and quality of instruction.
    • Collaborating with BPS Nutrition Services to connect OELL After School programs with after school snacks for students
    • Ongoing collaboration between relevant BPS central departments such as the Office of Human Capital to confirm teacher ESL and SEI certification and the Budget office to process teacher stipends

Summer Programs

  • We welcome students in our English Language Learner programs in Boston Public Schools to attend a variety of different programs during the summer. Students are able to access our district-wide summer programs (https://goo.gl/EGxFVy) through invitation and dissemination of information from building administrators.

    The following are programs offered exclusively to English learners in the district with a description of each for the summer of 2017.

    Program Name: ELL Summer Enrichment Academy (Elementary and Middle School Grade Levels)

    Abstract: The Office of English Language Learners 5-Week Academic Enrichment program focuses on grade level academic skills in Math and ESL/English Language Arts. Cognitively demanding tasks and grade-level complex texts will be made accessible for our students. In addition to academics, the program includes enrichment activities focused on STEM, Arts, Leadership Building, and Physical Fitness. Field trips will be offered every Friday during the program duration. The program serves ELL students entering grades 3 to 8.
    Enrollment Process: Invitation by LATFs/Building Administrators only.
    Criteria for Program Consideration: English learners at English Language Development levels 1 –3 and students in the Compensatory Group.

    Program Name: 9-12 Grade ESL Academy

    Abstract: The Office of English Language Learners 9th-10th Grade Academy Program serves ELL students entering 9th through 12th grade. The program provides students with next grade level academic skills in Math, Science and/or English Literacy. Curriculum is teacher created and focused on two to three common core standards per subject area.
    Enrollment Process: Invitation by LATFs/Building Administrators only for selected high schools and district-wide to our Compensatory group of students.
    Criteria for Program Consideration: English learners at English Language Development levels 1 –3 and students in the Compensatory Group.


    OELL/Community-Based Organization Partnership programs:

    Program Name: ELL Internship Program

    Abstract: The Office of English Language Learners Academic Enrichment Internship program, in partnership with Sociedad Latina and the Boston Private Industry Council, serves ELL students ages 16 and above (students entering grade 11) by providing them with instruction based on the Escalera ESL curriculum. The Escalera curriculum is focused on college and career readiness, and provides students with modules such as creating a resume, a personal statement and participating in mock interviews. Students will also engage in a compensated internship at the end of the academic portion of the program each day.
    Enrollment Process: Invitation by LATFs/Building Administrators in the following high schools: East Boston HS, Madison Park Vocation HS, Charlestown HS and English HS, Boston International HS, the Jeremiah E. Burke HS and district-wide to our Compensatory group of students.
    Criteria for Program Consideration: English learners at English Language Development levels 3 –5 and students in the Compensatory Group. The program will be capped at 60 English learners in total.

    Program Name: Sociedad Latina’s STEAM Team Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

    Abstract: The Office of English Language Learners Academic Enrichment program, in partnership with Sociedad Latina,  serves ELL Students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades by providing them with classes in math and English, weekly field trips and STEAM clubs such as Robotics, Blogging, Video Production and more.
    Criteria for Program Consideration: English learners at English Language Development levels 3 –5 and students in the Compensatory Group. The program will be capped at 60 English learners in total.

    Program Name: IBA (Inqulinos Boricuas en Acción) Summer Learning Project

    Abstract: The Office of English Language Learners Academic Enrichment program’s Summer Learning Project, in partnership with IBA, serves ELL students entering 2nd and 3rd grade by providing them with classes in English language development, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and math.  Hands-on learning, arts-integrated instruction, and frequent field trips allow students to develop critical thinking skills in an engaging manner . Criteria for Program Consideration: English learners at English Language Development levels 3 –5 and students in the Compensatory Group. The program will be capped at 40 English learners in total.

Contact Us

  • Bruce C. Bolling Building

    2300 Washington St
    Roxbury, MA 02119
    (617) 635-9435
    oell@bostonpublicschools.org
     
    Monday-Friday
    9am-5pm 

Team Members

  • Chi Nguyen

    Director of Supplemental Services
    cnguyen@bostonpublicschools.org

    Rachel Chen

    Supplemental Services Manager
    rchen@bostonpublicschools.org