Multilingual Education in District 65
Welcome (Kaabo, Bienvenu, स्वागत हे, Karibu, Witamy) to D65! We have over 80 languages in D65. We have changed the name of our department from the Bilingual Department to the Multilingual Department, to value each and every language in our district and to acknowledge that students and families may speak a variety of languages within their households. Since Spanish is spoken by the highest number of students, it is the partner language in the TWI program. Other languages, equally important, are across the entire district.
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Emergent Bilingual (EB) programs embrace rigorous academic practices that develop high levels of linguistic and academic proficiency in English and, depending on the program model, the Spanish language while simultaneously fostering positive sociocultural attitudes and behaviors.
In keeping with Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s commitments to Culturally Relevant Teaching and Equity, the Emergent Bilingual programs aim to work together as a community, inspire creativity and prepare each student to achieve academically, grow personally and contribute positively to a global society by becoming fully English-speaking and/or bilingual, biliterate and bicultural.
Amy Correa, Bilingual and ESL Program Director
Andrea Macksood, Bilingual Content Facilitator
Charlise Berkel, Bilingual Content Facilitator
Manuel Aleman, District Translator
Amada Zamudio, Bilingual Department Secretary