Office of English Language Acquisition Services



Latest OELAS News

Published: September 28th, 2017

English Language Proficiency Standards Public Review

The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) will review the English Language Proficiency Standards Review (ELPS) and update them to align to the English Language Arts Standards. Community input on the current ELP Standards is appreciated and will be considered during the review process. The Arizona Department of Education is fully committed to continuous [Read more…]


Upcoming Events

Published: June 19th, 2018

Upcoming ELD Summits

In the coming months, OELAS is providing an ELD Summit which includes three separate professional learning opportunities: SEI New Teacher Academy: This two-day workshop will provide teachers new to the SEI classroom with an overview of the requirements of the four-hour SEI Model and educational practices that support language acquisition. Participants will actively engage with [Read more…]

Published: June 19th, 2018

Fall SEI Course Offering

The next session of the OELAS Structured English Immersion (SEI) online course will start August 21, 2018. Registration is now open. To register for the course, please go to and search for “SEI Completion Course”. For more information, please visit the SEI Endorsement site, the OELAS SEI Course site, or contact OELAS.

Published: June 19th, 2018

Upcoming EL Coordinator Boot Camp

The next EL Coordinator Boot Camp is scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018. This is Part One of a two-part orientation for new EL Coordinators and Administrators who implement EL programs. This training will provide attendees with the information necessary to build a compliant and effective EL program. Part One will focus on information new [Read more…]