English Langauge Learners (ELLs)
Currently, there are nearly 1,300 English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS). English Language Learners are students still working towards proficiency in English, as measured by listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
CHCCS is proud to offer two methods for meeting the specific educational needs of these students. English as Second Language (ESL) programs are offered at every school in our district. We also offer a Dual Language program at Frank Porter Graham Elementary (Spanish/English), limited Dual Language classes at Carrboro Elementary (Spanish/English), and Glenwood Elementary (Mandarin Chinese/English). Visit the Dual Language office for more information.
In addition to meeting the educational needs of our English Language Learners, CHCCS, its faculty, and staff also strive to effectively communicate with the parents and guardians of our ELLs, no matter what language they speak. We achieve this through use of staff and contract translators/interpreters, bilingual employees throughout the district, and use of on-line technologies.
Who to Contact to Arrange Translations and Interpretations
The goal of CHCCS is to communicate effectively with ALL parents, regardless of language spoken.
Call 919-967-8211 x28241 to request assistance with interpretation services
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance with interpretation services
For CHCCS Employees
Simultaneous interpretation equipment
For large group events such as parent nights or community events, callMichael Eshleman at 919-967-8211 x28241 or email email@example.com for assistance.
District or site-based documents to be sent to parents/community, submit a ticket Translation/Interpretation Requests Form on the VINE (CHCCS Employee Google Account login required).
For small meetings (parent conferences, etc), submit a ticket through our Translation/Interpretation Requests Form (CHCCS Employee Google Account login required).
District Contacts for Interpretation/Translation services
|First Name||Last Name||Position||Phone|
|Helen||Atkins||ESL Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||919-967-8211 x28353|
|Michael||Eshleman||Executive Secretary for Curriculum and Instructionemail@example.com||919-967-8211|