Resources to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15 - handwriting in in a spiral notebook against abstract landscape

Join the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15. Learn more about Hispanic multilingual learners (MLs) and OELA’s resources to support their educational success.

Fact Sheet: English Learners Who Speak Spanish as a Home Language

This fact sheet highlights the number of multilingual learners (MLs) who speak Spanish as a home language and the top 10 states with the highest number of MLs who speak Spanish. During school year 2017 – 2018, Spanish was the most common home language spoken by MLs and states reported that out of all ML students, 3,749,314, or 74.82%, spoke Spanish. 

English Learners Who Speak Spanish as a Home Language Fact Sheet page 1

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Hispanic Heritage Month Authors Series: Celebrating Latino Experience, History, People, and Culture

Watch this lively discussion with award-winning authors Guadalupe Garcia-McCall, David Bowles, and Lulu Delacre. The authors joined OELA and the White House Initiative on Advancing Education Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics to talk about their literary works highlighting the diversity of heroes and heroines within Latino communities and the importance of Hispanic representation in literature.

Book Recommendations

Check out this list of book titles for young readers from the authors featured in the Hispanic Heritage Month Authors Series.

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Hispanic Language Heritage Series

Watch OELA and GlobalMindED’s two-part Hispanic Language Heritage Series, which was created to inspire linguistically and culturally diverse students to cherish, nurture, and revere their primary culture, heritage, and language so they can realize the benefits of being multilingual. 


Webinar: Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Hispanic English Learners

Culturally responsive school practices are not one-size-fits-all. Presenters from OELA and REL Pacific examine the factors that impact the social and emotional well-being of Hispanic multilingual learners (MLs), identify research-based strategies to establish culturally responsive school environments, and discuss state, district, school, and classroom strategies for promoting the success of Hispanic MLs. 


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