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English Learner Programs

Welcome to the Department of English Learners

Program Information

Unit 5 Schools currently serves about 1100 English Learners (ELs) coming from a variety of language backgrounds including Spanish, Telugu, Tamil, French, Hindi, and Mandarin. The following programs are available for ELs: transitional bilingual program for Spanish speakers PreK-5, for all languages Pre K-12 pull-out ESL support, push-in ESL support, self-contained ESL supported content area classes.

The goal of the English Learner programs in Unit 5 is to meet the educational needs and support the strengths of the student. ESL classes will specifically help the student learn English and meet grade-level achievement standards and graduation through academic language support.

Contact Us

Director of Multilingual Services

Leslie Webb

phone: 309-557-4039


Bilingual Parent Liaison

Para español:

Marianela Diaz

phone: 309-336-7191


Idalia Morales

phone: (309) 706-4513


Na lobaka pe Lingala.

Je parle aussi le français 

Divine Diamonika

phone: 309-261-0764