Empowering Dual Language and Multilingual Learners Through Rigorous,

SEAL provides educators and schools with research- and evidence-based tools that help Dual Language and Multilingual Learners succeed, igniting a lifelong joy for learning in the process.

About SEAL

SEAL is a nonprofit with a powerful research- and evidence-based approach to advancing the educational outcomes of multilingual learners. For more than 15 years, we've work across the state of California, partnering with preschools and elementary schools, districts, county offices and other educational stakeholders to ensure all English Learners and Dual Language Learners learn, thrive and lead.

Preschool Sites and Elementary Schools
2,400 +
California Educators Trained
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Our Work: Enhancing Multilingual Learner Success  

We believe love for learning starts early, and requires persistent and engaging practice and application. Our whole-school strategy—from family partnership to culturally and linguistically responsive school environments—works to bolster language development, literacy, and champion success and joy in academics.

Educator Practice

We bring a dynamic blend of teacher training and leadership growth to our educators and administrators, sparking cross-school collaboration and building internal coaching and capacity to support all students. SEAL-trained teachers report increased confidence in their work, as well as feeling more empowered and effective in engaging with Dual Language and Multilingual Learners and their families. 

Proven and Rigorous Research

Effective education demands continuous advancement. We conduct research in our classrooms, pilot new approaches, and publish insights, findings, updates, anecdotes, and more to advance the field’s understanding of what works for Dual Language and Multilingual Learners.

Policy & Advocacy

Lifelong joy for education starts in the classroom, and lasting change requires effective policy. We advocate for better opportunities for all students by using our research, practice, and analysis to connect schools and administrations to policies and policymakers that advance the needs of our students.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for our upcoming events, in-person and online, and share in all the knowledge, networks, and resources SEAL has to offer.


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Our Resources

Looking for more ways to engage your students and create a joyful learning environment? We’ve curated the best resources—from SEAL-approved tools for Dual Language and Multilingual Learners to videos that bring you directly into our classrooms —to give your students the opportunity to learn, thrive, and lead.

Centering English Learner/ Emergent Bilingual Students in Literacy Research and Instruction

There is a considerable amount of attention currently on the science of reading, with many states rushing to adopt policies that are purportedly aligned with it.

A P-3 Framework: Centering English Learners

This framework is authored by Dr. Laurie Olsen, provides a vision of an inclusive, equitable P–3 system that draws on EL expertise to create an aligned schooling system responsive to English Learners from early education through the elementary grades.

Building the Supply of Bilingual Teachers in California

Evidence From State Investment Shows Districts Should Look Closer to Home for Bilingual Teacher Candidates

SEAL Brief: Centering Multilingual Families in California Community Schools

Community schools are schools where the resources and voices of the staff, families and community are organized around supporting student success.