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Language Acquisition

Welcome to Multilingual/English Learner (m/EL) Program Services

ESD 105 partners with districts serving Multilingual/English Learners, offering support services to improve school and student success.

Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Support for District and Building Administrators:

  • Supporting schools and districts with program design and systems level planning
    • Integrated and designated English language development (ELD)
  • Facilitating regional partnerships with districts who are pursuing similar priorities
  • Administration training on components of sheltered instruction
  • Facilitate learning walks to strengthen knowledge of sheltered instruction
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC) support 
  • TBIP grant writing support

Support for Teachers and Para-educators:

  • WIDA English Language Development Standards 
    • Crafting Content Objectives and Language Objectives
  •  Follow-up instructional coaching and lesson demonstrations
  • Analysis of students’ oral and written language
  • Assessing and monitoring language growth of ELLs
  • Instructional Planning: intentional use of sheltered instruction
  • Training for para-educators on language acquisition.
  • Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Training.
  • PLC Support

To learn more about English language development (ELD) strategies and more services/resources we offer, please contact Samantha Ruiz-Thomas


Our Language Acquisition Team

Cynthia Juarez

Cynthia Juarez

Titles: Executive Director Early Learning and Migrant Education
Locations: Perez
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-2488
Marion Whipple

Marion Whipple

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Locations: Perez
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-945-1878