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English Learner Portal

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s English Learner Portal. Resources include support materials, a translation library, technical assistance resources, and professional learning opportunities – including office hours and trainings.

For regulations, policies, and guidance, please visit the PDE EL webpage.opens in a new window


2024 Pennsylvania Department of Education’s English Language Development Virtual Professional Learning Conference
November 19 – 21, 2024

The 2024 PDE ELD conference will take place virtually on November 19 – 21, 2024. We are now accepting proposals for 90-minute concurrent sessions. These sessions are meant to engage participants in interactive explorations of research-based practices, program models, and concepts that are essential for advancing equitable education for English learners. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5:00 p.m. on May 19, 2024, and acceptance decisions will be sent via email by June 5, 2024. Please direct questions regarding the proposal submission process or the conference in general to

Submit A Proposal


To access updates and course offerings, sign up to join the PDE - English Language Development Professional Learning Community (PLC).

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Technical Assistance Request

Questions related to EL programming may be directed to the following:


Bob Measel, ESL/Bilingual Education Advisor and Title III Director

717-783-6595 |

Julia Puza, ESL/Bilingual Education Advisor

717-787-5482 |

Andrea G. Kolb, Ph.D., WITF, Senior Vice President and Chief Education Officer

717-910-2806 |
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