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English Learners

Elkmont Elementary supports EL students through our ESL Program funded by Title III.  Our EL teacher, Mrs. Terry Whitt, can be reached at 256-732-4291 or

Federal Law for Title III

EL Resources for Hispanic EL Parents:

EL Resources for Teachers:   

Definition of an English Learner (EL):  

An EL is a student:

  • who is aged 3-21;
  • who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary or secondary school;
  • who was not born in the United States OR whose native language is a language other than English; and
  • where difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual-
    • the ability in meeting the State's proficient level of achievement on State assessments described in section 1111(b)(3);
    • the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
    • the opportunity to participate fully in society.