ELL: English Language Learners are students whose first language is not English and who are in the process
of learning English.
FEP: Fluent English Proficient
LEP: Limited English Proficient
NEP: Non English Proficient
bicultural: Identifying with the cultures of two different language groups.
bilingual: The ability to use two languages. There may be variation in ability across the
language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
biliterate: The ability to effectively communicate or understand thoughts and ideas through two languages'
grammatical systems and vocabulary, using their written symbols.