Mission Statement

The Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners (CAPELL) is committed to enhancing the educational experiences of English Language Learners (ELLs) by promoting cross-cultural awareness, sensitivity, parity, inclusion, and the improvement of instruction and curricula.  It advocates equal educational opportunities for English Language Learners (ELLs).





CAPELL Publications





to CT Guidance on Policies, Procedures, and Best Practices for ELL Education


CSDE Publications



CAPELL Meetings


at ACES in Hamden

interest groups in the afternoon for all meetings

2014-2015 Meetings

Oct. 3, 2014

Dec. 4, 2014 (snowdate Dec. 11)

Feb. 6, 2015 (snowdate Feb. 13)

May 1, 2015

2015-2016 Meetings:

Oct. 2, 2015

Dec. 4, 2015 (snowdate Dec. 11)

Feb. 5, 2016 (snowdate Feb. 12)

May 6, 2016


For open EL teaching positions in Connecticut public schools, click on the following links for CTREAP and CEA jobs.


Do You Know an EL Who Wants a Scholarship? ConnTESOL scholarship applications can be found on the ConnTESOL website: http://www.conntesol.org/feature/2015-scholarship-information/


Important Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Justice, Release:

Dear Colleague Letter: English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents


Links to Upcoming ELL Education-Related Workshops and Conferences (in no particular order)

MABE (Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education) 4th Southern New England Annual Conference for Dual Language Programs 2015 (Saturday, March 21st in Worcester, MA; registration closes March 16th; no walk-ins)

Meeting the Challenge: CT Core Standards Success for English Learners and Students with Disabilities


Current SERC English Language Resource Center Workshops include: "Supporting Young Dual Language Learners with Culturally Responsive Strategies," "Math for English Language Learners Grades K-5," and "Student Learning Objectives for English Language Learners." Click on this link to go to the ELLRC, where you can find brochures for these workshops and other professional development available through SERC.


Directions to ACES


CAPELL Membership Form


Related News of Interest:

2015 ARCTELL Program Information:

Brochure     Application     Program Hours     FAQs

News from ConnTESOL:

ConnTESOL's Annual Conference 2014



The Washington Post article: New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners (January 7, 2015)


For ELL Contacts in each Connecticut school district,

please visit school district Web sites.



Click here for Executive Board members



Contact Us at capellct@gmail.com

site last updated on 4/25/15 by J. Kokoszka