Office of English Language Acquisition Services



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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…]

Published: September 6th, 2017

ELP Standards Review Committee

The English Language Proficiency Standards will be reviewed and updated this year, and we are looking for interested participants to serve on the revision committee. The committee will meet monthly from October through May to complete this work. Those interested are invited to complete the application and submit it to [email protected] prior to October 6, [Read more…]

Published: July 12th, 2017

OELAS Conference 2017 – Save the Date

The 2017 OELAS Conference, Opening Doors through Language, will be held from December 6-8, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. Registration opens August 17, 2017. For more information, visit our OELAS Conference website. The OELAS Conference is sponsored by the Office of English Language Acquisition Services unit of the Arizona Department of Education. This conference will provide [Read more…]


Upcoming Events

Published: December 1st, 2017

SEI Course Offering

The next session of the OELAS Structured English Immersion (SEI) online course will start February 20, 2018. Registration will open on Friday, December 15, 2017. To register for the course after December 15th, please go to and search for “SEI Completion Course”. For more information, please visit the SEI Endorsement site, the OELAS SEI [Read more…]

Published: September 15th, 2017

Secondary EL Teacher Summit

OELAS and Phoenix Union High School District are partnering to host an EL Secondary Teacher Summit on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Phoenix Coding Academy. The goal is to gather EL Secondary Teachers from across Arizona to share best practices and successful instructional strategies. We need your help! Please share the agenda and proposal [Read more…]