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Wyoming is known for its Old West charm and rich traditions. We may be dubbed the Cowboy state, but as our population grows, our state is becoming home to people from all over the country and in some cases all over the world. Growing enrollment in our schools has brought students into our classrooms from far and near. Some of those students come to us with their own heritage and traditions and sometimes their own language.
NCSD employs a multi-lingual specialist to help bridge the language barrier and to help welcome these families into our district. In addition, our Title III department works to identify English Language Learners (ELL) to assist in serving their needs. The goal is to help ELL students and their families in Natrona County transition culturally and achieve success academically, socially, and emotionally.
During the 2012-13 school year, 19 different languages were represented by NCSD’s ELL students. This does not include our foreign exchange students. The languages are as follows:
Spanish, French, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Lao, Russian, Punjabi, Aramaic, Arapaho, Tagalong, Thai, Navajo, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Ukrainian, and Creole.